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The Planets by Dava Sobel
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Jun 14, 08

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Read in June, 2008

Nice introduction to planetary astronomy. Adds depth and interest for the casual reader by framing its descriptions of the planets with detours through the influence of the planets on ancient mythology and astrology, as well as the modern post-Galileo history of astronomy and the discovery of the outer planets. Started a little slow for my taste but certainly a fun read and a good primer for those not already geeked out on astronomy like me.
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