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A Guide to Barsoom by John Flint Roy,Mike Resnick

By John Flint Roy,Mike Resnick

THE respectable, DEFINITIVE advisor TO BARSOOM

**Fully Illustrated**

COME TO BARSOOM... and revel in THE WONDERS OF ERB'S MARS

When Edgar Rice Burroughs (1875-1950) wrote "Dejah Thoris, A Princess of Mars," in 1911, he had no concept that he used to be beginning a brand new period within the technological know-how fiction box. His account of fifteen-foot eco-friendly males, eight-legged beasts, oviparous women, and swordswinging crimson males was once an instantaneous success.

And the general public clamored for more.

Over a interval of thirty years, Burroughs wrote ten Martian tales... the tale of lifestyles and loss of life, romance and tragedy at the purple Planet is definitely one of many maximum sequence of all time. Burroughs created an international of useless seabeds, towering mountains, polar ice caps, underground rivers ... he peopled the planet with 4 diversified human races and one semihuman. He gave Mars a heritage, numerous stages of civilization and an collection of religions. He extra dauntless heros, attractive maidens, evil villains and nervous monsters—all the components priceless for a chain of exciting adventures on any world!

Featuring over dozen illustrations, together with maps of the North and South Poles of Barsoom, in addition to of the planet's Western and jap Hemispheres

—AND it is all the following within the simply professional consultant TO BARSOOM

CONTENTS:

Introduction to the 2012 by means of Mike Resnick
Introduction
I — a quick historical past of Pre-Carter Barsoom
II — A Geography of Barsoom, together with a Gazetteer-Index and Hemispheric and Polar Maps of Its Surface
III — A Biography of Barsoom, together with a Dictionary of individuals, prior and current, Whose Names look within the Barsoomian Sagas
IV — The wildlife of Barsoom, together with a Dictionary of Barsoomian crops and Animals
V Measurements — on Barsoom—Linear, Time, Monetary—and an inventory of Barsoomian Numbers
VI — The Language, Religions, and Customs of Barsoom
VII — A normal Barsoomian thesaurus: phrases, Titles, companies, video games, guns, constructions, Streets, Etc.
VIII — Quotations, Proverbs, and Expletives—From the wealthy historical past of Barsoom and the Pen of John Carter
IX — Barsoomian technological know-how and Invention
X via — area to Barsoom?
XI — "Edgar Rice Burroughs": a quick Biographical Sketch
Acknowledgments and Sources
From the Author

ILLUSTRATIONS:

The street of Quays in Aaanthor
Plant Men
The surroundings Plant
The Zitidar (above) and the Thoat (below)
Maps of the North and South Poles of Barsoom, in addition to of the planet's Western and japanese Hemispheres
A eco-friendly Man
The video game of Yano
A Calot (Barsoomian Watchdog) and His pink guy Master
An Orovar Helmet
A Jetan Piece: Thoat
A Jetan Piece: Warrior, or Than
The Banth, or Barsoomian Lion
Man-Flowers
Artists belief of the Barsoomian desk of Linear Measurement
Two Barsoomian Watches and a Barsoomian Clock
A Sith and Its Unidentified Victim
A White Ape
The Palace of Peace in Ptarth
A Torch of Horz
The Pit of lots in Kadabra
The Ulsio, Martian Rat
A Calot Tree
An Apt vs. a purple Man
A traditional flooring Flier
A Flier of Okar and Panar
The Pedestal of fact within the Temple of gift of higher Helium

Don't get caught within the Valley of misplaced Souls -- examine your method round Barsoom today!

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