Biology and the exploration of Mars

report of a study by Colin S. Pittendrigh

Publisher: National Academy of Sciences-National Research Council in Washington

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  • Life on other planets.,
  • Biochemistry.,
  • Mars (Planet)

Edition Notes

Statementedited by Colin S. Pittendrigh, Wolf Vishniac, and J.P.T. Pearman.
Series[NAS-NRC] Publication, 1296, Publication (National Research Council (U.S.)) ;, no. 1296.
ContributionsVishniac, Wolf, joint ed., Pearman, J. P. T., joint ed., National Research Council (U.S.). Space Science Board., United States. National Aeronautics and Space Administration., Stanford University., Rockefeller University.
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LC ClassificationsQB54 .P58
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Paginationxv, 516 p.
Number of Pages516
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5964850M
LC Control Number65060913

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