Mars and Its Canals

Percival Lowell (1855 - 1916)

In the days before telescope photography, astronomers had to draw what they thought they saw through the eyepiece throughout the long dark nights. Sometimes they saw saw more than there really was to see, and a bit over 100 years ago Percival Lowell published books on what he was sure were canals on Mars, signs of intelligent civilization. (In case you too are skeptical, we also have at Librivox a criticism of Lowell's theories in a book published a year later (in 1907) by Alfred Russel Wallace.) - Summary by ToddHW

Genre(s): *Non-fiction, Astronomy, Physics & Mechanics

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Preface Larry Wilson
00:04:40
Play 02 On Exploration Adrian Stephens
00:14:48
Play 03 A Departure-point Adrian Stephens
00:13:12
Play 04 A Bird’s-eye View of Past Martian Discovery Adrian Stephens
00:19:47
Play 05 The Polar Caps Adrian Stephens
00:13:45
Play 06 Behavior of the Polar Caps realisticspeakers
00:20:03
Play 07 Martian Polar Expeditions MysticV0ice
00:31:02
Play 08 White Spots Florence
00:14:16
Play 09 Climate and Weather Phil Aldred
00:26:38
Play 10 Mountains and Cloud Micfairy252
00:19:35
Play 11 The Blue-green Areas Anita Sloma-Martinez
00:16:56
Play 12 Vegetation AndrewConnolly
00:14:48
Play 13 Terraqueousness and Terrestriality Florence
00:28:05
Play 14 The Reddish-ochre Tracts SalvorHardin2020
00:15:20
Play 15 Summary EdwardMontes
00:20:18
Play 16 The Canals Michael Knowles
00:16:22
Play 17 Their System Michael Knowles
00:13:53
Play 18 Gemination of the Canals Michael Knowles
00:18:39
Play 19 The Double Canals, Parts 1 and 2 Phil Aldred
00:37:06
Play 20 The Double Canals, Parts 3 and 4 Adrian Stephens
00:39:53
Play 21 Canals in the Dark Regions ToddHW
00:07:46
Play 22 Oases MysticV0ice
00:25:22
Play 23 Carets on the Borders of the Great Diaphragm Greg Giordano
00:09:40
Play 24 The Canals Photographed Availle
00:12:03
Play 25 Canals: Kinematic realisticspeakers
00:36:13
Play 26 Canal Development Individually Instanced wingyanli0903
00:10:44
Play 27 Hibernation of the Canals Melanie D. Young
00:18:03
Play 28 Arctic Canals and Polar Rifts Greg Giordano
00:08:19
Play 29 Oases: Kinematic EdwardMontes
00:06:02
Play 30 Constitution of the Canals and Oases Michael Knowles
00:14:18
Play 31 Life Michael Knowles
00:18:50
Play 32 Evidence KevinB
00:10:13
Play 33 The Husbanding of Water KevinB
00:15:43
Play 34 Conclusion Larry Wilson
00:14:14