Review: The Planets

The Planets by Dava Sobel

This nonfiction book is an interesting entry into the overflowing field of books about the universe, the planets, the stars, and the cosmos.

Despite the glut of information, Sobel has woven astrology, mythology, music and the discovers of the planets into this very readable volume. Each chapter tackles a different planet, but with a different focus for each (the Mars chapter, for example, is from the perspective of the Mars rock found in Antarctica), thus making this more than a textbook read.

A unique perspective on our solar system - I liked it!

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