The Planets

Auteur: Dava Sobel
Taal: Engels
The Planets
Auteur: Dava Sobel
Uitgever: Penguin Putnam Inc
  • Engels
  • Paperback
  • 9780142001165
  • Druk: 1
  • augustus 2009
  • 276 pagina's
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Dava Sobel

DAVA SOBEL is the author of five books, including the New York Times bestsellers Longitude, Galileo’s Daughter, The Planets, and The Glass Universe. A former New York Times science reporter and longtime contributor to  The New Yorker, AudubonDiscover, and Harvard Magazine, she is the recipient of the National Science Board’s Individual Public Service Award and the Boston Museum of Science’s Bradford Washburn Award, among others.

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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. Reprint. 200,000 first printing.

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'An enchanting book. In prose that is by turns lyrical and wry, and always filled with an infectious sense of wonder, she moves engagingly through our solar system ... Sobel's enthusiasm for her subject is absolute and she succeeds in transmitting it to the reader, quite a feat when the subject matter can be so tricky to grasp. Much of the passion feeds directly from the astronomers themselves, their great discoveries and their endless yearning for understanding.' Sunday Telegraph In this enthralling, accessible book, bestselling author Dava Sobel provides a detailed portrait of each heavenly body. Drawing on myth and history, astrology and science fact as well as science fiction, she tells a story that will have you gazing up at the night skies with renewed fascination.' Daily Mail 'If you like your science lyrical Dava Sobel is the author for you.' Independent 'It is science that excites Sobel. There's a real gee-whizzery about her treatment of telescopes and space probes and their many astonishing discoveries in recent years. It is hard to imagine a better picture of the dangerous and inhospitable nature of our solar system, where the existence of any form of life, let alone one capable of travelling to other worlds, is nothing less than a miracle. The book is also a timely reminder of the fragility of the little green spacecraft on which we are all passengers.' John Moorish, Independent on Sunday

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Taal
Engels
Bindwijze
Paperback
Druk
1
Verschijningsdatum
2006-11-01
Afmetingen
19,7 x 13,3 x 1,9 cm
Aantal pagina's
276 pagina's
Aanbevolen leeftijd
18 jaar
Illustraties
Met illustraties

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Auteur
Dava Sobel
Uitgever
Penguin Putnam Inc

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Originele Titel
The Planets

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9780142001165

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NUR code
917
Oorspronkelijke releasedatum
2009-08-07
Thema Subject Code
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