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

By: Raman Prinja

192 pages, colour photos

Mitchell Beazley

Hardback | Dec 2006 | #163896 | ISBN: 184533244X
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NHBS Price: £19.99 $24/€22 approx

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Takes us on a journey through our solar system. This book presents a comparison of the Earth, our neighbouring planets and the moons captured in their thrall. Each of the six illustrated chapters covers a major aspect of the planets, from the fury of their atmospheres to the devastating volcanic activity beneath their surfaces.

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Dr Raman Prinja is a Reader in astronomy and astrophysics at University College London (UCL) 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. He is the author of Visions of the Universe and Understanding the Universe and has written a series of popular astronomy books aimed at 7 to 11 year olds.

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