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Impressions of Our Solar System

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Science  04 Nov 2005:
Vol. 310, Issue 5749, pp. 785
DOI: 10.1126/science.1120240

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The Planets. By Dava Sobel. Viking, New York, 2005. 284 pp. $24.95, C$35. ISBN 0-670-03446-0. Fourth Estate, London. £15. ISBN 1-85702-850-3.

In this impressionistic tour of the solar system, the best-selling author emphasizes cultural and historical perspectives on the planets rather than science.