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The Resource The Martian : a novel, Andy Weir

The Martian : a novel, Andy Weir

Label
The Martian : a novel
Title
The Martian
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Andy Weir
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Six days ago, astronaut Mark Watney became one of the first people to walk on Mars. Now, he's sure he'll be the first person to die there. After a dust storm nearly kills him and forces his crew to evacuate while thinking him dead, Mark finds himself stranded and completely alone with no way to even signal Earth that he's alive--and even if he could get word out, his supplies would be gone long before a rescue could arrive. Chances are, though, he won't have time to starve to death. The damaged machinery, unforgiving environment, or plain-old 'human error' are much more likely to kill him first. But Mark isn't ready to give up yet. Drawing on his ingenuity, his engineering skills--and a relentless, dogged refusal to quit--he steadfastly confronts one seemingly insurmountable obstacle after the next. Will his resourcefulness be enough to overcome the impossible odds against him?" --
Summary
An edge-of-your seat debut thriller with laugh-out-loud dialogue mixed in. After a bad storm cuts his team’s Mars mission short, injured astronaut Mark Watley is stranded. Now he’s got to figure out how to survive without air, shelter, food, or water on the harsh Martian landscape until the next manned mission in four years. It’s Science Fiction with a capital S, but Weir does a fabulous job of making it accessible to non-science geeks (like me). -- Dan Brooks for LibraryReads
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Award
  • Alex Award, 2015.
  • Goodreads Choice Award, 2014.
  • Indies' Choice Book Awards, Adult Debut, 2015.
  • Library Journal Best Books 2014
  • LibraryReads Favorites, 2014
  • RUSA Reading List, 2015.
  • School Library Journal Best Books: Best Adult Books 4 Teens, 2014
  • Great American Read, 2018.
Assigning source
From publisher's web site
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10262511
Cataloging source
YDXCP
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3623.E446
LC item number
M37 2014
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680
Literary form
fiction
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Target audience
adult
Label
The Martian : a novel, Andy Weir
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally self-published, in a different form, as an ebook in 2011"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
5658405
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
369 pages
Isbn
9780804139021
Lccn
2013362514
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn846889319
  • (OCoLC)846889319
Label
The Martian : a novel, Andy Weir
Publication
Copyright
Note
"Originally self-published, in a different form, as an ebook in 2011"--Title page verso
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
5658405
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
369 pages
Isbn
9780804139021
Lccn
2013362514
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn846889319
  • (OCoLC)846889319

Library Locations

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      103 N. 3Rd Street, Cochran, GA, 31014, US
      32.387314 -83.351013
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