Wonders of the Planets: Visions of Our Solar System in the 21st Century

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Wonder of the Planets brings together the latest scientific research and stunning new spacecraft images to reveal the planets in our solar system and beyond.

From the furious atmosphere of Jupiter to the intense volcanic activity of distant moons, from the beautiful ring systems of Saturn to the strange new "exo-planets" being discovered in other star systems and the ...
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Wonder of the Planets brings together the latest scientific research and stunning new spacecraft images to reveal the planets in our solar system and beyond.

From the furious atmosphere of Jupiter to the intense volcanic activity of distant moons, from the beautiful ring systems of Saturn to the strange new "exo-planets" being discovered in other star systems and the ever-increasing chance of finding life beyond Earth, this is an unparalleled insight into the breathtaking variety and wonder of the universe.

Written by award-winning scientist Dr Raman Prinja, the exhilarating and accessible text is matched with over 100 incredible images, making this the essential 21st-century guide to the planets and our place in the universe.

Dr. Raman Prinja is a reader in astronomy and astrophysics at University College London and conducts research on massive stars in our galaxy. He has been awarded the Pol and Christiane Swings research prize by the Royal Academy of Belgium and the UCL Faculty Teacher Award. He is the author of Understanding the Universe and Visions of the Universeand has written a series of popular astronomy books for children.
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  • ISBN-13: 9780760785317
  • Publisher: Barnes & Noble
  • Publication date: 9/30/2006
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 9.50 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 0.82 (d)

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    I GAVE THIS TO MY BOYFRIEND FOR HIS BIRTHDAY AMONG OTHER BOOKS, HE TOOK THIS ONE WITH HIM TO WORK AND I HAVEN'T SEEN IT SINCE, BUT HE TALKS ABOUT IT QUITE FREQUENTLY AND REFUSES TO LEND IT OUT TO HIS MALE FRIENDS WHO KEEP BEGGING TO BORROW IT.

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