P&P Live!: Sarah Stewart Johnson - The Sirens of Mars - in conversation with Alan Lightman

Upcoming Event
Saturday, July 11, 2020 - 1:00pm

This event will be streamed online as part of our P&P Live! Series.

In this beautifully observed, deeply personal book, Georgetown scientist Sarah Stewart Johnson tells the story of how she and other researchers have scoured Mars for signs of life, transforming the planet from a distant point of light into a world of its own.

Mars was once similar to Earth, but today there are no rivers, no lakes, no oceans. Coated in red dust, the terrain is bewilderingly empty. And yet multiple spacecraft are circling Mars, on the brink, perhaps, of a staggering find, one that would inspire humankind as much as any discovery in the history of modern science. Empathetic and evocative, The Sirens of Mars offers an unlikely natural history of a place where no human has ever set foot, while providing a vivid portrait of our quest to defy our isolation in the cosmos.

Johnson will be in conversation with Alan Lightman, former theoretical physicist and the author of six novels including the international bestseller Einstein’s Dreams.

 

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Politics and Prose Live!
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Non Fiction
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The Sirens of Mars: Searching for Life on Another World Cover Image
$28.99
ISBN: 9781101904817
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Crown - July 7th, 2020

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