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How to Live on Mars

19/11/2008. Contributed by Jessica Martin

Buy How to Live on Mars in the USA - or Buy How to Live on Mars in the UK

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There's a new book coming out December 3rd 2008, called How to Live on Mars: A Trusty Guide Book to Surviving and Thriving on the Red Planet. It's part non-fiction with real science content, and part survival guide in the How to Survive a Robot Uprising-style.

Thinking about moving to mars? Well, why not? Mars, after all, is the planet that holds the greatest promise for human colonization.

But why speculate about the possibilities when you can get the real scientific scoop from someone who’s been happily living and working there for years? Straight from the not-so-distant future, this pioneer’s tips for physical, financial, and social survival on the Red Planet include how to get to Mars (Cycling spacecraft offer cheap rides, but the smell is not for everyone). Choosing a spacesuit (The old-fashioned but reliable pneumatic Neil Armstrong style versus the sleek new—but anatomically unforgiving—elastic skinsuit). Selecting a habitat (Just like on Earth: location, location, location.). Finding a job that pays well and doesn’t kill you (This is not a metaphor on Mars.) How to meet the opposite sex (Master more than forty Mars-centric pickup lines.)

The book also has twenty illustrations by Michael Carroll, Robert Murray, and other space artists.

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