Majestic and untwinkling, Jupiter is the grandest of all planets. It is the largest planet in our solar system and among the brightest objects in the night sky. It shines with a noble, steady luster, and its calming presence has inspired humans for centuries. Jupiter was the “beloved star” of the first serious observers of the planets, the ancient Sumerians and Babylonians, and has inspired poetic utterances from eminent writers such as William Wordsworth and Walt Whitman. It also continues to inspire contemporary astronomers and stargazers, and this beautifully illustrated volume brings our understanding of Jupiter right up to date. -- Provided by publisher
Jupiter (Planet) -- History; Jupiter (Planet) -- Exploration; Jupiter (Planet) -- Observations
Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences
191 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits ; 23 cm.
Hockey, Thomas A. and Sheehan, William, "Jupiter" (2018). Faculty Book Gallery. 443.