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The Planet Mars

The University of Arizona Press

Twenty years after the Viking missions of the '70s, we are finally going back to Mars. No fewer than ten missions are planned for the period between 1996 and 2003, and it is likely that human explorers will follow soon after--perhaps by the middle of the twenty-first century. When they do, they will owe much to the Mars of romance, to ...

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A Stake in the Future

Redefining the Canadian Mineral Industry

UBC Press

A comprehensive study of the Whitehorse Mining Initiative, which aimed to revitalize the mining industry.

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Cosmic Winds and the Heliosphere

The University of Arizona Press

Until the advent of space physics, astrophysical plasmas could be studied only using ground-based observations. Although observational methods have advanced over recent decades, the merging of heliospheric physics with astrophysics is far from complete due to the vastly different techniques employed by astronomers and space ...

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Pluto and Charon

The University of Arizona Press

For five decades after its discovery in 1930, the planet Pluto remained an enigma. However, several events during the last two decades have helped to lift the veil of mystery surrounding the ninth planet. The discovery of its satellite, Charon, in 1978 permitted occultation observations that allowed scientists to determine the size of ...

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Venus II

The University of Arizona Press

The final orbit of Venus by the Magellan spacecraft in October 1994 brought to a close an exciting period of Venus reconnaissance and exploration. The scientific studies resulting from data collected by the Magellan, Galileo, and Pioneer missions are unprecedented in their detail for any planet except Earth. Venus II re-evaluates ...

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Plants of British Columbia

Scientific and Common Names of Vascular Plants, Bryophytes, and Lichens

UBC Press

An up-to-date checklist of the current valid taxonomy for all vascular plants, bryophytes, and lichens in British Columbia.

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