The Case for Mars
by Robert Zubrin
Free Press Hardcover ISBN/ITEM#: 0684827573
Date: 16 October 1996 List Price $25.00 Amazon US / Amazon UK /
Amazon.com: "For our generation and many that will follow, Mars is the New World," writes Zubrin. This book went to press serendipitously, just as NASA was making its startling if heavily-qualified announcement that simple life may have once existed on the fourth rock from the sun. Zubrin doesn't spend an enormous amount of time arguing why Mars exploration is desirable -- we all want astronauts to go there, don't we? -- but rather devotes the bulk of this book explaining how it can happen on a sensible, bare-bones budget of $20-30 billion and a "travel light and live off the land" philosophy.
(Source: Free Press)