The Martian Chronicles: by Ray Bradbury
This was a science fiction novel from the early 50's that tells the tale of man conquering and inhabiting Mars. The idea of the planet being terra-formed with lush jungles was explored here, and it probably wasn't intentional, but the line "Not even if you were the last man on Mars!" parallels part of the novel. It's also worth mentioning that one of the Martian colonies in the book is named "New New York."