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The Planet Gods
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Overview

With the addition of Ceres and Eris to our solar system, every library, school, and space-gazing, mythology-loving kid needs an updated look at the planets and the gods they represent.


This is it: a guide to the latest exciting developments in the world of astronomy from the experts here on planet Earth.


This is a fascinating tour of our solar system's planets, exploring their features and comparing them to their namesakes -- the gods of old.


The Planet Gods brings together for the first time the myths and truths of space science. Magical illustrations, highlighted with metallic ink, make this a fantastic book that will enthrall children of all ages.


Details

  • Ages 6 to 10
  • Softcover
  • 32 pages
  • 10 7/8 x 8 1/2"
  • © 2008

Author Info

Dr. Jacqueline Mitton holds an M.A. in physics from the University of Oxford and a Ph.D. in astrophysics from the University of Cambridge. She works as a Public Relations Officer for the Royal Astronomical Society in England.


She is the author of several books for children including Zoo in the Sky: A Book of Animal Constellations. Asteroid 4027 was named Mitton for Dr. Mitton and her husband, astronomer Simon Mitton. She lives in England.