The Planets

Photographs from the Archives of NASA

Author: Nirmala Nataraj

Publisher: Chronicle Books

ISBN: 1452160465

Category: Photography

Page: 256

View: 1951

This magnificent volume offers a rich visual tour of the planets in our solar system. More than 200 breathtaking photographs from the archives of NASA are paired with extended captions detailing the science behind some of our cosmic neighborhood's most extraordinary phenomena. Images of newly discovered areas of Jupiter, fiery volcanoes on Venus, and many more reveal the astronomical marvels of space in engrossing detail. Anyone with an interest in science, astronomy, and the mysteries of the universe will delight in this awe-inspiring guide to the wonders of the solar system.

Meet the Planets

Author: John McGranaghan

Publisher: Sylvan Dell Publishing

ISBN: 1607188694

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

View: 5495

Presents an introduction to the Solar System and the physical features of the eight planets that revolve around the Sun, in a text that includes learning activities.

Lives of the Planets

A Natural History of the Solar System

Author: Richard Corfield

Publisher: Basic Books

ISBN: 0465008429

Category: Science

Page: 304

View: 7319

Lives of the Planets describes a scientific field in the midst of a revolution. Planetary science has mainly been a descriptive science, but it is becoming increasingly experimental. The space probes that went up between the 1960s and 1990s were primarily generalists-they collected massive amounts of information so that scientists could learn what questions to pursue. But recent missions have become more focused: Scientists know better what information they want and how to collect it. Even now probes are on their way to Mercury, Venus, Mars, and Pluto, with Europa-one of Jupiter’s moons-on the agenda. In a sweeping look into the manifold objects inhabiting the depths of space, Lives of the Planets delves into the mythology and the knowledge humanity has built over the ages. Placing our current understanding in historical context, Richard Corfield explores the seismic shifts in planetary astronomy and probes why we must change our perspective of our place in the universe. In our era of extraordinary discovery, this is the first comprehensive survey of this new understanding and the history of how we got here.

The Planets

Author: Dava Sobel

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101659483

Category: Science

Page: 288

View: 763

Dava Sobel's The Glass Universe will be available from Viking in December 2016 With her bestsellers Longitude and Galileo's Daughter, Dava Sobel introduced readers to her rare gift for weaving complex scientific concepts into a compelling narrative. Now Sobel brings her full talents to bear on what is perhaps her most ambitious topic to date-the planets of our solar system. Sobel explores the origins and oddities of the planets through the lens of popular culture, from astrology, mythology, and science fiction to art, music, poetry, biography, and history. Written in her characteristically graceful prose, The Planets is a stunningly original celebration of our solar system and offers a distinctive view of our place in the universe. * A New York Times extended bestseller * A Featured Alternate of the Book-of-the-Month Club, History Book Club, Scientific American Book Club, and Natural Science Book Club * Includes 11 full-color illustrations by artist Lynette R. Cook BACKCOVER: "[The Planets] lets us fall in love with the heavens all over again." -The New York Times Book Review "Playful . . . lyrical . . . a guided tour so imaginative that we forget we're being educated as we're being entertained." -Newsweek " [Sobel] has outdone her extraordinary talent for keeping readers enthralled. . . . Longitude and Galileo's Daughter were exciting enough, but The Planets has a charm of its own . . . . A splendid and enticing book." -San Francisco Chronicle "A sublime journey. [Sobel's] writing . . . is as bright as the sun and its thinking as star-studded as the cosmos." -The Atlanta Journal-Constitution "An incantatory serenade to the Solar System. Grade A-" -Entertainment Weekly "Like Sobel's [Longitude and Galileo's Daughter] . . . [The Planets] combines masterful storytelling with clear, engaging explanations of the essential scientific facts." -Physics World From the Trade Paperback edition.

Holst: The Planets

Author: Richard Greene

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521456333

Category: Music

Page: 99

View: 611

The first comprehensive guide to Holst's orchestral suite considers the music in detail and places the work in its historical context.

The planets

a modern allegory

Author: Alfred Kreymborg

Publisher: N.A


Category: Drama

Page: 50

View: 1394

The Planets

Author: David McNab,James Younger

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300080441

Category: Science

Page: 240

View: 1949

A companion to the television series covers such topics as the discovery of Pluto, the Orion nebula, and the Viking space missions

The Planets

Author: Cynthia Pratt Nicolson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781550747164

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 40

View: 1671

Answers questions about each of the planets and what it would be like to visit there.

The planets

Author: Gustav Holst

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780486292779

Category: Music

Page: 187

View: 9903

Spectacular symphonic suite, scored for large orchestral forces and a wordless chorus, embodies the astrological and mystical qualities of various planets. Only full-size score available.

On a Lark to the Planets

Author: Frances Trego Montgomery

Publisher: N.A


Category: Interplanetary voyages

Page: 180

View: 3324

A trip to the planets

Author: F. R. Robinson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780590634397

Category: Science

Page: 31

View: 1588

The Planets in Our Solar System

Author: Franklyn M. Branley

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 006445178X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 6984

Where is it partly cloudy and 860°F? Venus. Read about the eight planets in our solar system and Earth's special place in it. This book also includes instructions for making your own solar system mobile, and on the new "Find Out More" page learn how to track the moon and visit the best plant web sites.

The Planets

Author: Jenny E. Tesar

Publisher: Rigby Interactive Library

ISBN: 9781575725802

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 5749

An introduction to the physical characteristics, climate, and location of the planets of the solar system.

The Planets

Author: Maureen O'Keefe

Publisher: Blake Education

ISBN: 9781865093130

Category: Readers (Primary)

Page: 16

View: 9377

The Planets

Author: DK

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1465435735

Category: Science

Page: 256

View: 3545

With all-new 3-D digital models, The Planets reveals the solar system from Earth to Mars and beyond in astonishing detail. DK has commissioned a unique model of each planet that can be viewed from any angle and layer by layer. Closer views are provided by 3-D terrain models that take the reader on a trip to the surfaces of the rocky planets. Timelines track our relationship with each planet, while infographics present facts in a fresh, colorful way. Awe-inspiring and informative, The Planets is the definitive guide to the solar system.

Postcards from the Planets

Author: David Drew

Publisher: Rigby

ISBN: 9780731210114

Category: Cosmology

Page: 25

View: 2990

Jessie and Kate write postcards home as they journey through the solar system.

Conversing with the Planets

How Science and Myth Invented the Cosmos

Author: Anthony Aveni

Publisher: Crown

ISBN: 0307816540

Category: Science

Page: 255

View: 2388

An award-winning professor takes readers on a guided tour of the stunning celestial discoveries of past cultures. Interweaving the astronomy, mythology, and anthropology of ancient peoples, Aveni shows how to discover the harmony between their beliefs and their study of the sky through naked-eye observations. From CHAPTER ONE: "My tales of Venus and Mars, squash and corn, are designed to entice the reader away from some of the widely held notions about the discovery and exploration of nature that are ingrained in modern culture. I want us to walk some worthwhile paths that are not so well trod."

The Planets

Author: Patricia Whitehouse

Publisher: Capstone Classroom

ISBN: 9781403456571

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 8060

This series describes each planet in our solar system; compares the features of the Sun, the Moon, and stars to those of Earth; and shows our planet as seen from space. It also presents the machines and vehicles used to explore, travel, work, and live in space. Readers can explore the difficulties of surviving in space and the solutions that have been designed to overcome these challenges.

The Planets Within

The Astrological Psychology of Marsilio Ficino

Author: Thomas Moore

Publisher: SteinerBooks

ISBN: 9780940262287

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 227

View: 7093

The Planets Within asks us to return to antiquity with new eyes. It centers on one of the most psychological movements of the prescientific age Renaissance Italy, where a group of inner Columbuses charted territories that still give us today a much- needed sense of who we are and where we have come from, and the right routes to take toward fertile and unexplored places. Chief among these masters of the interior life was Marsilio Ficino, presiding genius of the Florentine Academy, who taught that all things exist in soul and must be lived in its light. This study of Ficino broadens and deepens our understanding of psyche, for Ficino was a doctor of soul, and his insights teach us the care and nurture of soul. Moore takes as his guide Ficino s own fundamental tool imagination. Respecting the integrity and autonomy of images, The Planets Within unfolds a poetics of soul in a kind of dialogue between the laconic remarks of Ficino and the need to give these remarks a life and context for our day."