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
"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?" --
Theme
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.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10262511
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Weir, Andy
Dewey number
813/.6
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/lexile
680
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Astronauts
  • Survival
  • Mars (Planet)
  • Astronauts
  • Survival
  • Mars (Planet)
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
ocn846889319
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
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
ocn846889319
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

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