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Title:The Planets
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Dava Sobel
Publisher:Penguin Books
ISBN 13:
Number of Pages:288
Category:Science, Non fiction, Astronomy, History, Space

The Planets by Dava Sobel

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC The Planets With her bestsellers i Longitude i and i Galileo s Daughter i Dava Sobel introduced readers to her rare gift for weaving complex scientific concepts into a compelling narrative Now Sobel brings her full talents to bear on what is perhaps her most ambitious topic to date the planets of our solar system Sobel explores the origins and oddities of the planets through the lens of popular culture from astrology mythology and science fiction to art music poetry biography and history Written in her characteristically graceful prose i The Planets i is a stunningly original celebration of our solar system and offers a distinctive view of our place in the universe .

A i New York Times i extended bestseller A Featured Alternate of the Book of the Month Club History Book Club Scientific American Book Club and Natural Science Book Club Includes full color illustrations by artist Lynette R Cook BACKCOVER i The Planets i lets us fall in love with the heavens all over again i The New York Times Book Review i .

Playful lyrical a guided tour so imaginative that we forget we re being educated as we re being entertained i Newsweek i .

Sobel has outdone her extraordinary talent for keeping readers enthralled i Longitude i and i Galileo s Daughter i were exciting enough but i The Planets i has a charm of its own A splendid and enticing book i San Francisco Chronicle i .

A sublime journey Sobel s writing is as bright as the sun and its thinking as star studded as the cosmos i The Atlanta Journal Constitution i .

An incantatory serenade to the Solar System Grade A i Entertainment Weekly i .

Like Sobel s i Longitude i and i Galileo s Daughter i i The Planets i combines masterful storytelling with clear engaging explanations of the essential scientific facts i Physics World i

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