The Planets

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After the huge national and international success of LONGITUDE and GALILEO'S DAUGHTER, Dava Sobel tells the human story of the nine planets of our solar system. This groundbreaking new work traces the lives of each member of our solar family, from myth and history, astrology and science fiction, to the latest data from the modern era's robotic space probes. Whether revealing what hides behind Venus's cocoon of acid clouds, describing Neptune's 'complex beauty in subtle stripes and spots of royal to navy blue, azure, ...

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Captanne

Feb 23, 2012

Young Adult

Great price and lovely copy. This book is written more for young adults but is informative never-the-less. Very enjoyable and less dry than her book about the era of Coperincus.

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