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The War of the Worlds - Book 1: Chapter 1, The Eve of War Summary & Analysis

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Book 1: Chapter 1, The Eve of War Summary

The author describes what no one could have predicted that he will tell in this story. No one believed that Earth was being watched by intellectual beings, more specifically intellectual beings from Mars. There has even been a debate for sometime as to whether life could be supported in an atmosphere such that Mars had. Mars receives less that half the amount of light and heat from the sun than Earth does. Its gravitational pull is also much less than Earth's, but some scientists have overlooked the fact that Mars does have air, although it consists of different percentages of gas and water than Earth.

The author surmises that life on Mars began far before life on Earth. Mar's atmosphere started to cool, as the author predicts one day will happen to Earth. Its oceans have shrunk...

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