By Dava Sobel
Together with her bestsellers Longitude and Galileo's Daughter, Dava Sobel brought readers to her infrequent reward for weaving advanced medical techniques right into a compelling narrative. Now Sobel brings her complete skills to undergo on what's maybe her so much formidable subject to date-the planets of our sun approach. Sobel explores the origins and oddities of the planets in the course of the lens of pop culture, from astrology, mythology, and technological know-how fiction to paintings, song, poetry, biography, and background. Written in her regularly swish prose, The Planets is a stunningly unique occasion of our sun approach and gives 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, historical past publication membership, clinical American publication membership, and average technology booklet Club
* comprises eleven full-color illustrations via artist Lynette R. cook dinner BACKCOVER: "[The Planets] shall we us fall in love with the heavens in all places again."
-The big apple occasions publication Review
"Playful . . . lyrical . . . a guided travel so resourceful that we disregard we are being expert as we are being entertained."
" [Sobel] has outdone her amazing expertise for conserving readers enthralled. . . . Longitude and Galileo's Daughter have been intriguing sufficient, yet The Planets has a appeal of its personal . . . . A correct and engaging book."
-San Francisco Chronicle
"A elegant trip. [Sobel's] writing . . . is as vivid because the solar and its pondering as star-studded because the cosmos."
-The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"An incantatory serenade to the sunlight approach. Grade A-"
"Like Sobel's [Longitude and Galileo's Daughter] . . . [The Planets] combines masterful storytelling with transparent, enticing causes of the fundamental clinical facts."