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    The Solar System (Hardback) By (author) Marcus Chown

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    DescriptionIn this title, bestselling author Marcus Chown leads us on a grand tour through the incredible diversity of planets, moons, asteroids, comets, and spacecraft that surround the Sun in our cosmic backyard. Illuminating his insightful and surprising text are a wealth of beautiful images and diagrams, printed in full colour, richly detailed and accurately based on real scientific data. A perfect gift for anyone with an interest in astronomy, "The Solar System" allows the imagination to roam free from Mercury to Pluto and beyond.

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    The Solar System
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    By (author) Marcus Chown
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 224
    Width: 262 mm
    Height: 265 mm
    Thickness: 22 mm
    Weight: 1,329 g
    ISBN 13: 9780571277711
    ISBN 10: 0571277713

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.0
    BIC E4L: SCP
    BIC subject category V2: PGS, WNX
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    DC22: 523.2
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 16480
    BISAC V2.8: SCI005000, SCI004000, SCI015000
    Thema V1.0: WNX, PGS
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    Publication date
    17 November 2011
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    Marcus Chown is an award-winning writer and broadcaster. Formerly a radio astronomer at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena, he is currently cosmology consultant of the weekly science magazine New Scientist. His most recent book is We Need to Talk About Kelvin and he also wrote the digital book Solar System. The Times said of his bestseller Quantum Theory Cannot Hurt You, 'readers will experience happy eureka moments.' His previous book, The Never-Ending Days of Being Dead, was called 'a limousine among popular science vehicles' by the Guardian, 'a masterpiece' by Astronomy Now, and described as 'like being at a party ... with an almost perfect DJ' in the Independent. Marcus Chown has also written a work for children, Felicity Frobisher and the Three-Headed Aldebaran Dust Devil.