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The planets

Author: Dava Sobel
Publisher: New York, New York : Penguin Books, 2006. ©2006
Edition/Format:   Print book : 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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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Sobel, Dava.
Planets.
New York : Penguin Books, 2006
(OCoLC)623093988
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dava Sobel
ISBN: 9780142001165 0142001163
OCLC Number: 74839818
Notes: Originally published: New York : Viking, 2005.
Description: 276 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 20 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: 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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