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Science  11 Mar 2005:
Vol. 307, Issue 5715, pp. 1564
DOI: 10.1126/science.1106858

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Mars A Warmer, Wetter Planet. By Jeffrey S. Kargel. Springer, New York, and Praxis, Chichester, UK, 2004. 603 pp. Paper, $34.95, £20. ISBN 1-85233-568-8.

The author's Scientific American-level discussion of ice, water, climate, and life on Mars past, present, and future also considers human exploration and strategies for settlement by "living off the land."