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
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
Stranded on Mars by a duststorm that compromised his space suit and forced his crew to leave him behind, astronaut Mark Watney struggles to survive in spite of minimal supplies and harsh environmental challenges that test his ingenuity in unique ways
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.
Assigning source
from publisher's web site
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)
Target audience
adult
Label
The martian : a novel, Andy Weir
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
369 p.
Isbn
9780804139021
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Note
SCIENCE FICTION
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)846889319
Label
The martian : a novel, Andy Weir
Publication
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
369 p.
Isbn
9780804139021
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Note
SCIENCE FICTION
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)846889319

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