By Dava Sobel
Together with her bestsellers Longitude and Galileo's Daughter, Dava Sobel brought readers to her infrequent present for weaving advanced clinical ideas right into a compelling narrative. Now Sobel brings her complete skills to endure on what's maybe her such a lot bold subject to date-the planets of our sunlight method. Sobel explores the origins and oddities of the planets during the lens of pop culture, from astrology, mythology, and technological know-how fiction to paintings, song, poetry, biography, and historical past. Written in her routinely swish prose, The Planets is a stunningly unique party of our sunlight process and provides a particular view of our position within the universe.
* A New York Times prolonged bestseller
* A Featured trade of the Book-of-the-Month membership, background publication membership, clinical American ebook membership, and typical technology e-book Club
* contains eleven full-color illustrations by means of artist Lynette R. prepare dinner BACKCOVER: "[The Planets] shall we us fall in love with the heavens in all places again."
-The manhattan instances publication Review
"Playful . . . lyrical . . . a guided travel so innovative that we overlook we are being proficient as we are being entertained."
" [Sobel] has outdone her remarkable expertise for maintaining readers enthralled. . . . Longitude and Galileo's Daughter have been fascinating adequate, yet The Planets has a allure of its personal . . . . A best and engaging book."
-San Francisco Chronicle
"A chic trip. [Sobel's] writing . . . is as brilliant because the sunlight and its pondering as star-studded because the cosmos."
-The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"An incantatory serenade to the sun method. Grade A-"
"Like Sobel's [Longitude and Galileo's Daughter] . . . [The Planets] combines masterful storytelling with transparent, enticing causes of the fundamental clinical facts."