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The planets

Author: Dava Sobel
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Sobel, Dava.
Planets.
New York : Penguin Books, 2006
(OCoLC)74839818
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Dava Sobel
ISBN: 9781101659489 1101659483
OCLC Number: 680425712
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (276 pages) : illustrations
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
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: 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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