A Smithsonian Guide

Book - 1995
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From Babylonian cosmology to todays high-tech data gathering, Planets will provide countless hours of enjoyment for anyone wanting to understand our celestial neighbors. The easy-to-follow text is divided into six beautifully-illustrated sections, beginning with early beliefs and origins and continuing on to a full visual treatment of Mercury and Venus to Pluto and the mysterious Planet X, and even planets beyond the solar system. Special full-color features compare the planets and explore such subjects as life on other planets, meteorites, and the Shoemaker-Levy comet.

Baker & Taylor
A guide to our solar system profiles each of the planets and discusses early beliefs and origins, theories surrounding the mysterious Planet X, and planets outside our system, as well as other space-related topics

Publisher: New York : Macmillan USA, c1995.
ISBN: 9780028604046
Branch Call Number: 523.4 WAT // R 523.4
Characteristics: 256 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm.
Additional Contributors: National Air and Space Museum


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