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The Planets

The Planets

by David McNab and James Younger
Format: Hardcover, 240pp.
ISBN: 0300080441
Publisher: Yale University Press
Pub. Date: September  1999

ABOUT THE BOOK

From The Publisher

Award-winning BBC television producers McNab and Younger reveal the wonders of the planets in an engaging narrative that draws on interviews with U.S. and soviet scientists and astronauts, computer graphics, and space race archives. 250+ illustrations.

Reviews

From Booknews

Copublished with BBC Worldwide, this book serves as a companion volume to the upcoming eight-part BBC/Arts and Entertainment television series of the same name. Unlike textbooks which begin with Newtonian mechanics and distance measurement, this popular treatment jumps right into the drama of space exploration: Kansas farm-boy turned astronomer Clyde Tombaugh's discovery of Pluto, the first close-up views of Mercury and the moon, and the Hubble telescope's first images of starbirth in the Orion nebula. Many images from space missions are included<-->some spectacular, some grainy. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

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