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The Planets

Dava Sobel

THE PLANETS is Dava Sobel's sweeping look at our heavenly galaxy. In the spirit of Longitude and Galileo's Daughter, Sobel once again brings science and history deftly to life as she explores the origins of the planets and reveals the exotic environments that exist in each of these fascinating alien worlds. After the huge national and international success of Longitude and Galileo's Daughter, Dava Sobel tells the human story of the nine planets of our solar system. THE PLANETS tells the story of each member of our solar family, from their discovery, both mythic and historic, to the latest data from the modern era's robotic space probes and images from the Hubble Space Telescope. Whether revealing what hides behind Venus' cocoon of acid clouds, describing Jupiter's 'Technicolor lightning bolts and shimmering sheets of auroras,' or capturing first-hand the excitement at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory when the first pictures from Voyager were beamed to earth, Dava Sobel's unique tour of the solar family is filled with fascination and poetry. In lyrical prose THE PLANETS gives a breathtaking, close-up perspective on those heavenly bodies that have captured the imagination of humanity since that first glimpse at the glittering night skies. This is an extraordinary book of science, history, biography and storytelling. Timely and timeless, THE PLANETS will engage and delight as it unravels the mysteries of the cosmos.

THE PLANETS is Dava Sobel's sweeping look at our heavenly galaxy. In the spirit of Longitude and Galileo's Daughter, Sobel once again brings science and history deftly to life as she explores the origins of the planets and reveals the exotic environments that exist in each of these fascinating alien worlds. After the huge national and international success of Longitude and Galileo's Daughter, Dava Sobel tells the human story of the nine planets of our solar system. THE PLANETS tells the story of each member of our solar family, from their discovery, both mythic and historic, to the latest data from the modern era's robotic space probes and images from the Hubble Space Telescope. Whether revealing what hides behind Venus' cocoon of acid clouds, describing Jupiter's 'Technicolor lightning bolts and shimmering sheets of auroras,' or capturing first-hand the excitement at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory when the first pictures from Voyager were beamed to earth, Dava Sobel's unique tour of the solar family is filled with fascination and poetry. In lyrical prose THE PLANETS gives a breathtaking, close-up perspective on those heavenly bodies that have captured the imagination of humanity since that first glimpse at the glittering night skies. This is an extraordinary book of science, history, biography and storytelling. Timely and timeless, THE PLANETS will engage and delight as it unravels the mysteries of the cosmos.
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THE PLANETS is Dava Sobel's sweeping look at our heavenly galaxy. In the spirit of Longitude and Galileo's Daughter, Sobel once again brings science and history deftly to life as she explores the origins of the planets and reveals the exotic environments that exist in each of these fascinating alien worlds. After the huge national and international success of Longitude and Galileo's Daughter, Dava Sobel tells the human story of the nine planets of our solar system. THE PLANETS tells the story of each member of our solar family, from their discovery, both mythic and historic, to the latest data from the modern era's robotic space probes and images from the Hubble Space Telescope. Whether revealing what hides behind Venus' cocoon of acid clouds, describing Jupiter's 'Technicolor lightning bolts and shimmering sheets of auroras,' or capturing first-hand the excitement at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory when the first pictures from Voyager were beamed to earth, Dava Sobel's unique tour of the solar family is filled with fascination and poetry. In lyrical prose THE PLANETS gives a breathtaking, close-up perspective on those heavenly bodies that have captured the imagination of humanity since that first glimpse at the glittering night skies. This is an extraordinary book of science, history, biography and storytelling. Timely and timeless, THE PLANETS will engage and delight as it unravels the mysteries of the cosmos.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Lorna Raver

Length:

5h 33m


Chapters

Free Sample

04:00

Introduction
Introduction

01:02


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

04:01


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

05:19


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:08


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:59


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:38


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:30


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

04:35


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

02:33


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

05:31


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

05:26


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:32


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:40


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:02


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:34


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

04:40


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:17


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

04:24


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:15


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

02:48


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

05:44


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:17


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:49


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:27


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:11


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

05:05


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:33


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:16


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:13


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:44


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:49


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

04:50


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

05:14


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

01:44


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:28


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:04


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

05:30


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

05:35


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:46


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

02:08


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

04:51


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:14


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

02:44


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

05:01


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:09


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

04:44


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:35


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:01


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

05:18


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

04:50


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:26


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

02:33


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:53


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

05:37


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

04:27


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

05:58


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

02:44


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

04:55


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

05:19


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

05:14


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

03:11


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:02


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

04:53


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

05:07


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:49


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

04:42


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:07


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

04:14


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

05:52


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

04:36