by Dava Sobel
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Explores the creation and evolution of the solar system's planets through a lens of popular culture, drawing on sources from astrology, science fiction, the fine arts, and other genres to chronicle planetary history in an accessible format.
December 12, 2005 Time to read during the holidays, away from school and work, is a gift you give yourself, author and book critic Alan Cheuse says. His suggested list of 2005 holiday gifts includes tales of space, dinosaurs, music and a mystical poet.
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December 12, 2005 "Dava Sobel's new collection of essays is delightful and idiosyncratic," says book critic Alan Cheuse in his annual holiday roundup for All Things Considered.
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