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The Planets de Dava Sobel
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The Planets (2005 original; edició 2006)

de Dava Sobel (Autor)

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The sun's family of planets become a familiar place in this personal account of the lives of other worlds. With her gift for weaving difficult scientific concepts into a compelling story, Sobel explores the planets' origins and oddities through the lens of popular culture, from astrology, mythology, and science fiction to art, music, poetry, biography, and history.--From publisher description.… (més)
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Títol:The Planets
Autors:Dava Sobel (Autor)
Informació:Penguin Books (2006), Edition: Reprint, 276 pages
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An interesting presentation of the information. Sobel uses poetry, mythology, and an imagined letter, among other things, to convey information about the planets. ( )
  ssperson | Apr 3, 2021 |
2014 (my comments on being underwhelmed can be found on the LibraryThing page linked)
https://www.librarything.com/topic/172769#4792852 ( )
  dchaikin | Sep 21, 2020 |
This is a nice pleasant book to read, but I don't think it is the author's best. I found Longitude and Galileo's Daughter to be better books overall. Part of the reason that I did not think as much of the book is the chapter on Uranus and Neptune where she uses a long letter as the way to carry the chapter narrative. The conceit went on for way too long to the point that I just skimmed it. Compared to the other chapters, the narrative on that chapter slowed the book down. For example, the chapter using the point of view of a small meteorite fragment to illuminate a planet's history was pretty creative, but it was also concise. However, in spite of some shortcomings, the book overall is worth reading. You will learn about the planets and the solar system in terms of the science, the history, and the popular culture. You get a nice journey through time from the ancients' view of the planets and stars to today's astronomers using the latest and best telescopes; you also get to learn about the various unmanned probes we have sent into space and what they have accomplished. And you get it all in a nice, small, easy to read book.

If you like Sobel's previous works, you will probably enjoy this book as well. If you enjoy microhistory books in general, then you will enjoy this one as well. ( )
  bloodravenlib | Aug 17, 2020 |
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  Olivermagnus | Jul 2, 2020 |
An interesting mix of fact, myth, culture, astrology, and science fiction woven together with history, biography, and poetry. The prose is lyrical, celebrating the solar system with insight, facts, and explanations folded into , inspiring story-telling. It’s an elegant paean, promising to engage and captivate the reader.

Twelve full-color illustrations accompany the narrative; following are a glossary, notes about the illustrations, details on the narrative, and a bibliography.

Recommended. ( )
  jfe16 | May 22, 2020 |
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Dava Sobelautor primaritotes les edicionscalculat
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At night I lie awake
in the ruthless Unspoken,
knowing that plaents
come to life, bloom,
and die away,
like day-lilies opening
one after another
in every nook and cranny
of the Universe....

-Diane Ackerman, from The Planets: A Cosmic Pastoral
In all the history of mankind, there will be only one generation that will be first to explore the Solar System, on generation for which, in childhood, the planets are distant and indistinct discs moving through the night sky, and for which, in old age, the planets are places, diverse new worlds in the course of exploration.
-Carl Sagan, from The Cosmic Connection; An Extraterrestrial perspective
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Dedicated with worldfuls of love to my big brothers, Michael V. Sobel, M.D., who named out family cat Captain Marvel, and Stephen Sobel, D.D.S., who bunked with me in Space Camp.
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My planet fetish began, as best I can recall, in third grade, at age eight---right around the time I learned that Earth had siblings in space, just as I had older brothers in high school and college.
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The sun's family of planets become a familiar place in this personal account of the lives of other worlds. With her gift for weaving difficult scientific concepts into a compelling story, Sobel explores the planets' origins and oddities through the lens of popular culture, from astrology, mythology, and science fiction to art, music, poetry, biography, and history.--From publisher description.

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