Geographers of Mars: cartographic inscription and exploration narrative in late Victorian representations of the red planet.

@article{Lane2005GeographersOM,
  title={Geographers of Mars: cartographic inscription and exploration narrative in late Victorian representations of the red planet.},
  author={K. M. Lane},
  journal={Isis; an international review devoted to the history of science and its cultural influences},
  year={2005},
  volume={96 4},
  pages={
          477-506
        }
}
  • K. M. Lane
  • Published 2005
  • Medicine, Sociology
  • Isis; an international review devoted to the history of science and its cultural influences
  • Over two decades spanning the turn of the twentieth century, astronomers' claims about the landscape and climate of Mars spurred widespread scientific and popular interest in the possibility that the red planet might be inhabited. This essay offers a new explanation for the power with which the notion of an inhabited Mars gripped noted scholars and everyday citizens on both sides of the Atlantic. Rather than pointing to a rekindling of age-old philosophical interest in the plurality of worlds… CONTINUE READING

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