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By John Flint Roy,Mike Resnick

THE reliable, DEFINITIVE consultant 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 adult females, and swordswinging purple males used to be a right away success.

And the general public clamored for more.

Over a interval of thirty years, Burroughs wrote ten Martian tales... the tale of existence and demise, romance and tragedy at the purple Planet is unquestionably 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 historical past, numerous stages of civilization and an collection of religions. He further dauntless heros, attractive maidens, evil villains and apprehensive monsters—all the components worthwhile for a sequence 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 right here within the in basic terms authentic advisor TO BARSOOM

CONTENTS:

Introduction to the 2012 by way of Mike Resnick
Introduction
I — a short background 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 natural world of Barsoom, together with a Dictionary of Barsoomian crops and Animals
V Measurements — on Barsoom—Linear, Time, Monetary—and a listing of Barsoomian Numbers
VI — The Language, Religions, and Customs of Barsoom
VII — A normal Barsoomian word list: phrases, Titles, organisations, video games, guns, structures, Streets, Etc.
VIII — Quotations, Proverbs, and Expletives—From the wealthy history of Barsoom and the Pen of John Carter
IX — Barsoomian technological know-how and Invention
X via — house to Barsoom?
XI — "Edgar Rice Burroughs": a short Biographical Sketch
Acknowledgments and Sources
From the Author

ILLUSTRATIONS:

The road 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 online game of Yano
A Calot (Barsoomian Watchdog) and His purple guy Master
An Orovar Helmet
A Jetan Piece: Thoat
A Jetan Piece: Warrior, or Than
The Banth, or Barsoomian Lion
Man-Flowers
Artists notion 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 pink Man
A traditional flooring Flier
A Flier of Okar and Panar
The Pedestal of fact within the Temple of gift of better Helium

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