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3.0 out of 5 stars A lot of information, but not in a very coherent style, 12 Jun. 2006
This review is from: The Planets (Hardcover)
From her youth onwards the author was intrigued by the planets and in this rather slim book she describes each planet: its properties, its moons and (of the planets that are far away) the history of its discovery. This is quite nice and it is good to get all the information sorted out in short, very readable chapters, but my main objection is that the author every now and then loses herself in romanticisms: especially the chapter on Venus (the morning and evening "star") is full of lyrical poems. On the other hand there are chapters that only have a rather dry list of facts about the planets to which they are devoted. This makes the book al in all not very coherent, but not unpleasant to read. I think that people with a decent knowledge of this astronomy will not get a lot of new information out of this book.
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