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Geographies of MarsSeeing and Knowing the Red Planet$
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K. Maria D. Lane

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780226470788

Published to Chicago Scholarship Online: March 2013

DOI: 10.7208/chicago/9780226470795.001.0001

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Understanding Mars: Sensation, Science, and Geography

Understanding Mars: Sensation, Science, and Geography

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(p.1) One Understanding Mars: Sensation, Science, and Geography
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Geographies of Mars
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University of Chicago Press
DOI:10.7208/chicago/9780226470795.003.0001

This chapter discusses the theme of this volume which is about the geography of the planet Mars. This volume focuses on the process through which geographical knowledge about Mars was (and is) produced by individuals, institutions and the public. It explores how the scientific debates over inhabited-Mars theory were enmeshed within a geopolitical context in which Great Britain and the U.S. were key players. This volume argues that the geopolitical moment in which the inhabited-Mars narrative unfolded produced an intellectual and social climate in which the view of Mars as a world inhabited by advanced beings was the only interpretation of Mars observations that was acceptable to Western scientists, writers and audiences.

Keywords:   Mars, geography, inhabited-Mars theory, Great Britain, U.S., geopolitics, advanced beings

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