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Author Sobel, Dava.

Title The Planets / Dava Sobel.

Publication Info. New York : Viking, 2005.

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Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Cherry Valley PLD Adult Non-Fiction - CHVY-11  523.2 SOB    AVAILABLE
 CUSD 2 - Serena High Adult Non-Fiction - SHBB-3  523.2 SOB    AVAILABLE
 Flagg-Rochelle PL Adult Non Fiction - FRPY-12  523.2 SOB    AVAILABLE
 Freeport PL Adult Non-Fiction - FPLY-13  523.2 SOB    AVAILABLE
 Highland CC Stacks - HCCY-13  QB601 .S63 2005    AVAILABLE
 Johnsburg PL Adult Non-Fiction - JOLY-11  523.2 SOB    AVAILABLE
 Manhattan-Elwood PL Adult Non Fiction - MTBB-2  523.2 SOB    AVAILABLE
 Moline PL Adult Non-Fiction - MPLG-6  523.2 Sob    AVAILABLE
 Morris Area PL Adult Non Fiction - MRBB-3  523.2 SOB    AVAILABLE
 Nippersink PLD Adult Non-Fiction - NPLY-11  523.2 SOB    AVAILABLE

Description 270 pages ; 22 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-261) and index.
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).
Model worlds -- 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).
Summary 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.
Subject Planets.
Solar system.
ISBN 0670034460
Standard No. 9780670034468
9780670034468 (hbk.) 52495

 
    
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