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Is Mars Habitable?

Is Mars Habitable? by Alfred Russel Wallace
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"Is Mars Habitable?" by Alfred Russel Wallace explores the possibility of life on Mars through a scientific lens. Wallace delves into the various conditions on Mars, such as its atmosphere, gravity, and temperature, to determine if it could sustain life. He presents compelling arguments for and against the habitability of Mars, drawing on his knowledge of biology and astronomy.

The book is well-organized and easy to follow, making complex scientific concepts accessible to readers. Wallace's writing is engaging and informative, keeping the reader interested throughout. His thorough research and attention to detail are evident in his explanations of the different factors that contribute to a planet's habitability.

Overall, "Is Mars Habitable?" is a fascinating read for anyone interested in astronomy, biology, or the possibility of extraterrestrial life. Wallace's compelling arguments and logical reasoning make this book a must-read for those curious about the potential for life beyond Earth.

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In 1907 Wallace wrote the short book Is Mars Habitable? to criticize the claims made by Percival Lowell that there were Martian canals built by intelligent beings. Wallace did months of research, consulted various experts, and produced his own scientific analysis of the Martian climate and atmospheric conditions. Among other things Wallace pointed out that spectroscopic analysis had shown no signs of water vapor in the Martian atmosphere, that Lowell’s analysis of Mars’ climate was seriously flawed and badly overestimated the surface temperature, and that low atmospheric pressure would make liquid water, let alone a planet girding irrigation system, impossible.

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