The Planets by Dava SobelWith her bestsellers Longitude and Galileos 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 were being educated as were being entertained.
[Sobel] has outdone her extraordinary talent for keeping readers enthralled. . . . Longitude and Galileos Daughter were exciting enough, but The Planets has a charm of its own . . . . A splendid and enticing book.
-San Francisco Chronicle
A sublime journey. [Sobels] 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-
Like Sobels [Longitude and Galileos Daughter] . . . [The Planets] combines masterful storytelling with clear, engaging explanations of the essential scientific facts.
Eight Planets and more - Space Songs - +Compilation - Pinkfong Songs for Children
The Planet Jupiter - Poem by Epes Sargent
Home About us. Poem About Planets. This site contains information about Poem About Planets. Poems About Our Planets - Pics about space. Solar System Acrostic Poem - Pics about space.
Thou art a radiant and imperial star, Planet! Thou art most worthy of a poet's song, One like a king above the common throng; And yet thou smilest as if I might sing, Weak as I am, my lyre unused to ring Among the thousand harps that thrill the world. The sun's last breath upon the sky has curled, Flushing the clouds; and now thou hast arisen, And in the East thy burning eye doth glisten: Thou whom the ancients held to be a king Among the gods. As though thou wast a spring Of inspiration, I would soar and drink While yet thou lingerest on the mountain's brink. Wast to the moon a servitor, anear To sit, and watch her eye for messages Like to the other silver-winged bees, That swarm around her, when she sits her throne? Out on the moon!
Use this science poem from Mr. R. to help teach your science learners about the gas giant, Jupiter, the largest planet in our solar system!.
the little engine that could little golden book
Through garden of loveapple bloom, reflective mooncalf exhibit deep deadly sea. Mazed mind from rawky brew, solitude in death fade thoughtless curiosity. Great horned owl wrap violent foxglove, to limbs we bleed, to rage we seek. Tundra of alley feline phantasm, carry fairy lamp dim, dotish be river near. Awake, cadaver listen to bright birds to purple roots swollen, embrace. Embark to once feathered friend, through garden in distance, insist. Here folded be clocks who tilt realm blackened, ashes of lady who caution.