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In Mayan Mars, a new novel, author Marc André Meyers takes another look at this ancient prediction, the culture that began it, and what might happen if certain unforeseen and unexpected events also took place.

In Mayan Mars, a new novel, author Marc André Meyers takes another look at this ancient prediction, the culture that began it, and what might happen if certain unforeseen and unexpected events also took place. The science in this novel is not fiction, but fact. Professor Meyers has applied his years of experience working as a materials science advisor to the . Army, among other agencies, to a scenario that actually could happen.

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Marc André Meyers (b. 1946) is an American materials scientist, engineer and Distinguished Professor at the University of California, San Diego. Meyers studies and writes about the dynamic behavior of materials, synthesis, processing, impact testing, and characterization of new materials. He also studies the properties of biological materials, and in particular the protective coverings of animals.

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Find nearly any book by Marc Andre Meyers. Get the best deal by comparing prices from over 100,000 booksellers. by Marc Andre Meyers. ISBN 9780916251710 (978-16251-71-0) Softcover, Sunbelt Publications, 2005. Find signed collectible books: 'Mayan Mars'. Mechanical Behavior of Materials. by Marc Andre Meyers, Krishan Kumar Chawla. ISBN 9780132628174 (978-0-13-262817-4) Hardcover, Prentice Hall, 1998.

University of California, San Diego. MA Meyers, A Mishra, DJ Benson. Progress in materials science 51 (4), 427-556, 2006. Mechanical Metallurgy: Principles and Applications. Prentice-Hall, In. 761, 1984, 1984. Dynamic behavior of materials. John wiley & sons, 1994. MA Meyers, KK Chawla. Cambridge university press, 2008. Biological materials: structure and mechanical properties. MA Meyers, PY Chen, AYM Lin, Y Seki. Progress in Materials Science 53 (1), 1-206, 2008.

Gustavo Chen is recently widowed and trying to forget his past, he escapes into his teaching and aerospace research and obsessively surfs the La Jolla waves on his time off. An affair with a sexy young student and a mysterious job offer lead him into a world of industrial secrets, indigenous beliefs, and a microscopic extraterrestrial life-form that threatens worldwide disaster. Journey from the mystical rain forests of the Yucatan to the sunny beaches of San Diego, and across the ocean to Japan in this thrilling science fiction adventure the story of one man's attempt to stop mutated Martian viruses from coming to earth in the form of a killer plague. Spanning the centuries from 500 AD to the end of the Mayan calendar in 2012, Mayan Mars is an intricate tale of seduction, deception, revenge, and undying love.

The theme of this novel is the juxtaposition of religion, through the old Mayan gods, and science, through modern space exploration.

The novel starts in Yucatan, AD 514, and finishes in AD 2012, the end of the Mayan calendar. In Calakmul, the Mayan priest Kuk Kawil makes astrological measurements. He calculates the year in which Venus will each its lowest point in the firmament (AD 2012). This is the end of the calendar. The reddish halo of Mars haunts him and he searches for its significance. A human sacrifice is made. A vision comes to him that the end of the calendar will be marked by great bloodshed and followed by the redemption of the Mayan people.

The main body of the novel covers the period between AD 2004 and 2012 (the end of Mayan Calendar). Meyers uses his intimate knowledge of scientific research to create a plot that is at the same time realistic and ominous. It involves NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, where scientists are planning an ambitious new program to bring Mars soil samples back to Earth. It also involves real metal fabrication processes such as explosive welding.

There are good guys, bad guys and romantic interludes. The story covers exotic places, from the Yucatan to Japan to Southern and Baja California. I will not continue the description in order not to reveal the story. I can assure the readers that, once I started to read, I could not put the book down. I would not classify it as a thriller or as science fiction. It is a mixture of at least three genres and appeals to a broad audience.

From what I read in the back cover, I can see how Meyers has used his broad knowledge acquired by living in Brazil, Europe, and the US to weave a rich plot that will keep the reader glued to the pages. This book should be of special interest to engineers and scientists because Meyers' background pulls him in that direction and every now and then we get glimpses at our research and scholarly world. The book also contains a strong warning: the perils to which uncontrolled and inconsequential technology can lead us.

Many science researchers have written technical books and most have authored research papers. However, the number of those who have ventured into fiction is small. The novel by Marc Meyers is therefore an auspicious event.

I loved the book and read it from cover to cover in a couple seatings. I give it a thumbs up!!!
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Sex, organized crime, academia politics, science fiction, ancient history, globalization -- this page-turning suspense novel has it all condensed in <300 pages. At times, however, the author does a poor job of painting a picture. Some settings are described vividly but others are simply stated. Also, was a large chunk of pages missing from the book? There was no pinnacle. There was build-up leading up to it, but the denoument was rushed into. Still, it was satisfying. Overall this is a great read: it's both entertaining and instructive. If you don't enjoy it you'll at least learn a few things!
Myan Mars was recomended to me by a friend. I wasn't very interested since I don't like science-fiction. However I read it on a trans-atlantic flight and I was surprised that it made the flight go by in half the time. The reason I liked it was because it wasn't science-fiction at all, rather it gave me an eerie feeling of what can very easily take place in our life time with all the wrong which is going on in the world. I felt the author has a very strong message he is relaying to us about the future of mankind and he does this by weaving a story full of greed, love, wisdom and courage. I could personally relate to most of the characters in the book because they were so real to me. I swear, it seems I kenw several of them personally. I recomend this book to all of you who spend some time thinking about all that is happening in the world today, politically, environmentaly, ethically and morally. You will enjoy this book very much and it will keep you thinking!
Gustavo Chen is a professor at Scripps Institute of Oceanography and incorporates the head character in Marc Meyers' newest novel "Mayan Mars". Dr. Meyers demonstrates his broad depth of technical knowledge throughout the novel, as he discusses the intricate details associated with a novel manufacturing process, explosive welding, which is a key component of the storyline. In order to insure the safe transport of a biological containment device, this process is needed to maintain a hermetic seal and prevent the escape of potentially-harmful microbes into the Earth biosphere. However, one's worst nightmare is realized when the containment unit fails, and the human population succumbs to the effects of the now-released microbes. This integration of technical detail with a compelling storyline approaches that of the level found in Tom Clancy novels, making for a thrilling reading experience, and this book is highly recommended for those who enjoy techno-thrillers.
During my recent visit to Brazil I had great pleasure to meet the author, Prof. Marc Meyers, in person. This motivated me even more to read "Mayan Mars" - I heard of the author and his book earlier. I must admit that I read his book with great interest - as soon as I immersed myself into it, my curiosity increased immensely and I wanted to discover what will happen next. The plot depicts a truly unusual concatenation of science, technology and human emotions; integrating the past, the presence and the future into a very captivating, intriguing and moving story. It is the kind of book that increasingly compels the reader to reflect on how the ways we have used to shape our past will take our civilization into the future. Are we all going to adjust our behavior to protect our descendants, or are we going to perish as most of the unfortunate people in "Mayan Mars" did? I shall now anxiously await the next sequel by Marc Meyers! There has to be one more!