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9781529319415

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Price: $32.99
Format: Hardback
ISBN13: 9781529319415
Published: July 2019

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'A deft, frequently dramatic tour'

Nature

'A highly readable distillation of humankind's knowledge of our solar system, gleaned over many centuries, with surprisingly many mysteries yet to be solved'

Daily Mail

'The Secret Lives of Planets aims to be a "user's guide to the Solar System", but it also turns out to be an inspiration to look at the Solar System as a long cosmic journey and find our place in it.'

BBC Sky at Night

'A wonderfully clear and readable book . . . Gives a splendid overview of our Sun's planetary system, including its history and exploration'

Dame Jocelyn Bell Burnell

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We have the impression that the solar system is perfectly regular like a clock, or a planetarium instrument. On a short timescale it is. But, seen in a longer perspective, the planets, and their satellites, have exciting lives, full of events - for example, did you know that Saturn's moon, Titan, boasts lakes which contain liquid methane surrounded by soaring hills and valleys, exactly as the earth did before life evolved on our fragile planet? Or that Mercury is the shyest planet? Or, that Mars' biggest volcano is 100 times the size of Earth's, or that its biggest canyon is 10 times the depth of the Grand Canyon, or that it wasn't always red, but blue?

The culmination of a lifetime of astronomy and wonder, Paul Murdin's enchanting new book reveals everything you ever wanted to know about the planets, their satellites, and our place in the solar system.

Book details and technical specifications

Format: Hardback
ISBN13: 9781529319415
Published: July 2019

Number of pages: 288
Width: 138 mm
Height: 218 mm
Depth: 32 mm

Publisher: Hodder & Stoughton

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