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Featuring gorgeous illustrations with gold-foil accents, an illuminating combination of mythology and astronomy guides young readers through the solar system, where every planet is explored and its features compared to those of the Roman god or goddess for whom it was named, and provides the most recent scientific information about the planets.
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DR JACQUELINE MITTON holds an MA in physics from the University of Oxford and a Doctorate in astrophysics from the University of Cambridge. A distinguished writer on astronomy, she is also the Public Relations Officer for the Royal Astronomical Society. Asteroid 4027 was named Mitton for Jacqueline and her husband, astronomer Simon Mitton, by the International Astronomical Union in 1990. CHRISTINA BALIT studied at Chelsea School of Art and the Royal College of Art. In 1982 she won a Thames Television Travelling Design Bursary and illustrated Report to Greco by Niko Kazantisakis. She has exhibited widely and is also a playwright.
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Book Description National Geographic Children's Books, Washington, DC, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Balit, Christina (illustrator). 1st Edition. Seller Inventory # 010230
Book Description National Geographic Children's Books, 2001. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX079227220X
Book Description National Geographic Children's Books, 2001. Condition: New. Christina Balit (illustrator). book. Seller Inventory # M079227220X