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Sur les autres mondes

Nature volume 141, page 1080 (18 June 1938) | Download Citation



THIS work is a comprehensive and detailed account of the sun, moon and planets, intended for the general reader. The author adopts the historical method and leads the reader gradually to an up-to-date picture of each of the bodies concerned, with a carefully planned exposition of planetary phenomena. M. Rudaux is also a most accomplished artist and the book is profusely illustrated with diagrams and coloured plates, the latter being mainly imaginative reconstructions of the planetary and lunar scenes. As an example of his pictorial method, we may mention the aspect of Saturn and its rings as seen from one of Saturn's satellites. The author and publishers are to be congratulated on a really magnificent production.

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