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    New book on living on Mars

    My copy of a new book about travelling to and settling Mars has just arrived. It is Mars: a survival guide and is by Guy Murphy. I got a pre-release copy from the author. The official release is July 1st by Harper-Collins. It is intended for a non-technical audience, introducing them to the possibilities of Mars. OK, I am biased, the author is a good friend of mine, but I think it is probably the best general summary I have read.

    http://www.harpercollins.com.au/book...=9780733324895

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    The contents are:

    1 - The Red Planet
    2 - Getting there
    3 - Suiting up
    4 - Hidden treasure
    5 - Building a home
    6 - Life support
    7 - Getting around
    8 - Helpful machines
    9 - Keeping in touch
    10 - Your day job
    11 - Looking after yourself
    12 - Planetary protection
    13 - the one-way trip

    All in 232 pages. It is non-technical but quite comprehesive.

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    There is a short intro video about it on YouTube
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iwZNkU8AFGs

    and a large image of the cover at
    http://www.guymurphy.com/Mars-A-Survival-Guide.php

    Having immersed myself in the subject for such a long time I'd love to discuss some of the issues ...

    regards
    Guy Murphy (the author)

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    Guy, this looks like a fascinating read. Good luck to you!

    Welcome to BAUT, we won't hold your friendship with JonClarke against you, and drift on over to Life in Space. I think you could add to some of the discussions there.
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