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The planets

Author: Dava Sobel
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2005.
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The sun's family of planets become a familiar place in this personal account of the lives of other worlds. With her gift for weaving difficult scientific concepts into a compelling story, Sobel explores the planets' origins and oddities through the lens of popular culture, from astrology, mythology, and science fiction to art, music, poetry, biography, and history.--From publisher description.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sobel, Dava.
Planets.
New York : Viking, 2005
(OCoLC)623236884
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Dava Sobel
ISBN: 0670034460 9780670034468
OCLC Number: 59098834
Description: 270 p. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Model worlds (Overview) --
Genesis (The sun) --
Mythology (Mercury) --
Beauty (Venus) --
Geography (Earth) --
Lunacy (The moon) --
Sci-fi (Mars) --
Astrology (Jupiter) --
Music of the spheres (Saturn) --
Night air (Uranus and Neptune) --
UFO (Pluto) --
Planeteers (Coda).
Responsibility: by Dava Sobel.
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The sun's family of planets become a familiar place in this personal account of the lives of other worlds. With her gift for weaving difficult scientific concepts into a compelling story, Sobel explores the planets' origins and oddities through the lens of popular culture, from astrology, mythology, and science fiction to art, music, poetry, biography, and history.--From publisher description.

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Planets for poets

by vleighton (WorldCat user published 2012-06-16) Very Good Permalink

  This lyric text explores the cultural and scientific details of the planets. Sobel focuses lavish prose on the historical meanings of the planets and how recent scientific discoveries are altering those meanings. Someone looking for a thorough treatise of facts will be disappointed. If you...
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