The Planets

The Planets

Large Print - 2006
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Publisher: Chippenham : 2006
Edition: Large print ed
ISBN: 9781405613408
Branch Call Number: LT 523.2 SOBE
Characteristics: 259 p. : ill. ; 24 cm

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Oct 31, 2016

Dava Sobel invites us on a narrated journey through the planets of the solar system, beginning with heat- and asteroid-pummeled Mercury and concluding with Pluto and its brethren lurking in the outermost reaches. More than simply a collection of distances, dimensions and other unadorned facts, 'The Planets' is a quick read, and by the time you're finished you'll feel as though you have befriended the entire solar system.

Ólive Jul 18, 2012

great book

flash2121 Jul 18, 2012

so cool...

BeccaBB Apr 04, 2012

There is a chapter for each planet (Pluto, the sun, and the moon have chapters too) and each chapter takes a different approach. In most you get some of the same facts like the rotation speed and atmospheric composition and such so you do get some text book like information but there is more to it than that. Venus is about beauty and includes poetry, Mars is told in the voice of a fragment found on Earth, Saturn talks about the music of the spheres, and Jupiter explores the astrology of the planet. It is a rather brief introduction to each planet and does not go in-depth very much but the unique approach makes it less a study of the science of the planets and makes it a stargazer’s wondering look at the universe. It is meant to teach you something but also to show you the wonder, imagination and glory of the planets.

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Ólive Jul 18, 2012

Ólive thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 9 and 30

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Ólive Jul 18, 2012

There is a chapter for each planet (Pluto, the sun, and the moon have chapters too) and each chapter takes a different approach. In most you get some of the same facts like the rotation speed and atmospheric composition and such so you do get some text book like information but there is more to it than that. Venus is about beauty and includes poetry, Mars is told in the voice of a fragment found on Earth, Saturn talks about the music of the spheres, and Jupiter explores the astrology of the planet. It is a rather brief introduction to each planet and does not go in-depth very much but the unique approach makes it less a study of the science of the planets and makes it a stargazer’s wondering look at the universe. It is meant to teach you something but also to show you the wonder, imagination and glory of the planets.

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