Zubrin writes what would you have to do if you would settle down on mars,which has already infrastructure, machines, tool etc available.
The first chapters discuss about technical Issues, e.
g why pressured spacesuite, what kind of rover, habitats, energy and life support system.
The last third the book is concerning about social development and last but not least politics, which I found kind of boring I like those tech stuff.
Overall I found the book quite worth to read.
Very good entertaining read Zubrin is funny, original, insightful and clever.
The ideas behind this book are really interesting, but the way it is written is so annoying.
He ll be telling you itereating stuff about why one type of craft is better than another, but then he ll go on a rant about why people who use the bad type are stupid At first, this was funny as the book is written in the voice of someone in the future who obviously knows his stuff But this single joke quickly becomes annoying and I just wanted to read his opinion without all the whining.
This turned what should have been a thought provoking read in to a test of my ability to continue liking Mr Zubrin.
It s still a good book though if you can tune out the whiny tone.
a very interesting read Written like a travel guide to attract you to a new holiday destination, but only one way tickets available Easy to see that we AREgoing to other worlds.
wonderful book amusing and informative.
In using this book for research purposes, I ve been delighted with the wealth of practical information it offers How to live on MARS is a history lesson, a speculative thesis, a business proposal, and a visionary rally cry all in one.
The author lays his foundation on some of the relevant theroies to live in mars Written in a fictional way, the book offers theroies having scientific logic and easy to absorb Anyone interested in intraplanetary mission specially MARS is surely going to love this book A must read for those researching in the area of MARS exploration.
Actually, when I bought this book I was expecting hard science writing about how future settlers could stay alive on Mars I was amazed to find a different kind of literature the book is written like a tourist guide of the 22nd century for someone who will move to Mars and would like to have some sound basic information This extraordinary viewpoint is responsible for a good part of the humour in this book It is evident that Mr Zubrin has read his Heinlein weill, since his humorous and cynical writing style reminds me of Heinlein s best Further, the author transports a lot of real science in his tourist guide For instance, he describes how the initial phases of terraforming Mars could be carried out And, in the final chapter he even accomplishes to motivate why such a undertaking is necessary I recommend this book to anybody interested in Mars and planetary science and I think it will be worthwhile for high school kids as well.