ISBN 10: 0739325647 / 0-7393-2564-7
ISBN 13: 9780739325643
Publisher: Random House Large Print
Publication Date: 2005
A lavishly illustrated account in the tradition of Longitude and Galileo's Daughter explores the creation and evolution of the solar system's planets through a lens of popular culture, drawing on sources from astrology, science fiction, the fine arts, and other genres to chronicle planetary history in a relevant and accessible format for lay readers. (Science & Mathematics)
"Thoroughly readable: not a dry recitation of the facts--though the facts are there--but a lively exploration of the historical and cultural meaning of the planets"
"This resonant and eclectic collection--informative, entertaining and poetic--is a joy to read." (starred review)
Publishers Weekly, 07/25/2005
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