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Mars and Its Canals

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(4,333 Sterne; 3 Bewertungen)

In the days before telescope photography, astronomers had to draw what they thought they saw through the eyepiece throughout the long dark nights. Sometimes they saw saw more than there really was to see, and a bit over 100 years ago Percival Lowell published books on what he was sure were canals on Mars, signs of intelligent civilization. (In case you too are skeptical, we also have at Librivox a criticism of Lowell's theories in a book published a year later (in 1907) by Alfred Russel Wallace.) - Summary by ToddHW (10 hr 6 min)

Chapters

Preface

4:40

Read by Larry Wilson

On Exploration

14:48

Read by Adrian Stephens

A Departure-point

13:12

Read by Adrian Stephens

A Bird’s-eye View of Past Martian Discovery

19:47

Read by Adrian Stephens

The Polar Caps

13:45

Read by Adrian Stephens

Behavior of the Polar Caps

20:03

Read by realisticspeakers

Martian Polar Expeditions

31:02

Read by MysticV0ice

White Spots

14:16

Read by Florence

Climate and Weather

26:38

Read by Phil Aldred

Mountains and Cloud

19:35

Read by Micfairy252

The Blue-green Areas

16:56

Read by Anita Sloma-Martinez

Vegetation

14:48

Read by AndrewConnolly

Terraqueousness and Terrestriality

28:05

Read by Florence

The Reddish-ochre Tracts

15:20

Read by SalvorHardin2020

Summary

20:18

Read by EdwardMontes

The Canals

16:22

Read by Michael Knowles

Their System

13:53

Read by Michael Knowles

Gemination of the Canals

18:39

Read by Michael Knowles

The Double Canals, Parts 1 and 2

37:06

Read by Phil Aldred

The Double Canals, Parts 3 and 4

39:53

Read by Adrian Stephens

Canals in the Dark Regions

7:46

Read by ToddHW

Oases

25:22

Read by MysticV0ice

Carets on the Borders of the Great Diaphragm

9:40

Read by Greg Giordano

The Canals Photographed

12:03

Read by Availle

Canals: Kinematic

36:13

Read by realisticspeakers

Canal Development Individually Instanced

10:44

Read by wingyanli0903

Hibernation of the Canals

18:03

Read by Melanie D. Young

Arctic Canals and Polar Rifts

8:19

Read by Greg Giordano

Oases: Kinematic

6:02

Read by EdwardMontes

Constitution of the Canals and Oases

14:18

Read by Michael Knowles

Life

18:50

Read by Michael Knowles

Evidence

10:13

Read by KevinB

The Husbanding of Water

15:43

Read by KevinB

Conclusion

14:14

Read by Larry Wilson

Bewertungen

Early Astronomers were Explorers

(5 Sterne)

Amateur astronomers and citizen scientists today will get a lot out of listening to this book. While the science as been debunked, the enthusiasm and willingness to reach for the stars and painstakingly record observations over many years as Mars came closest to earth, to help build up the storehouse of human knowledge, is truly inspirational. This was an unexpectedly enjoyable listen, well written and well read, and thoroughly unique, so I give it 5 stars.