by Dava Sobel
Dava Sobel tells the story of each member of our planetary family – touching on myth, history, astrology, science fiction and the very latest scientific data.
A charming and engaging guide to the solar system that explains the planets. Written in everyday language it draws on history, myth, science fiction, art, literature and the latest scientific advances. It discusses the ongoing discoveries in our planetary system, dealing with every celestial body from the sun to Pluto.
- 270 pages
- ISBN: 9781841156217
What we think...
Written by the bestselling author of ‘Longitude,’ Dava Sobel gives us a grand tour of the Planets in our solar system, illustrated with images and prose from the centuries.
Dava manages to draw together history, myth, astrology, science fiction and scientific data into an accessible read, which will have you gazing up into the night skies with fascination
Jane Hutton, Buyer
Royal Museums Greenwich