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The Sirens of Mars by Sarah Stewart Johnson
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Jul 07, 2020 | ISBN 9781101904817

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“Beguiling . . . beautifully written.”The Times (U.K.)

“In lyrical, engaging writing, [Sarah] Stewart Johnson, a planetary scientist, chronicles how our perception of Mars has swung from a world teeming with life, to definitely dead and boring, and back again over and over.”Science News

“From the wrong turns and inspired breakthroughs of scientific discovery to Johnson’s own lifelong fascination with Mars, this is a book that will have even the staunchest earthlings looking in wonder towards the red glow above.”The Daily Beast

“This elegantly crafted book describes humanity’s understanding of the Red Planet and conveys what it’s like to be a young scientist involved in the quest to discover more.”—Lord Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal and author of On the Future: Prospects for Humanity

“Poetically written, superb in its scene setting and storytelling, majestic in its vision, The Sirens of Mars will give readers a new appreciation for the preciousness of life in the cosmos.”—Alan Lightman, author of Einstein’s Dreams
The Sirens of Mars provides the prospect of great discovery, the future of space science, and an introduction to a writer of the first rank.”—Edward O. Wilson, University Research Professor Emeritus, Harvard University

“A lyrical sonnet to a distant world, a human story of exploration, and a personal quest filled with insight and wisdom, Sarah Stewart Johnson’s book beautifully captures our fascination with the planet Mars—and the lessons learned from a planet both alien and alike.”—Deborah Blum, Pulitzer Prize–winning author of The Poison Squad
“An enthusiastic and lyrical chronicle of the scientific quest to uncover Mars’s secrets.”Publishers Weekly (starred review)

“A vivid, poetic account.”Kirkus Reviews

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