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My new book LIVES OF THE PLANETS has been published in the USA.

"LIVES OF THE PLANETS describes a scientific field in the midst of a revolution. Planetary science has mainly been a descriptive science, but it is becoming increasingly experimental. The space probes that went up between the 1960s and 1990s were primarily generalists-they collected massive amounts of information so that scientists could learn what questions to pursue. But recent missions have become more focused: Scientists know better what information they want and how to collect it. Even now probes are on their way to Mercury, Venus, Mars, and Pluto, with Europa-one of Jupiterís moons-on the agenda. In a sweeping look into the manifold objects inhabiting the depths of space, Lives of the Planets delves into the mythology and the knowledge humanity has built over the ages. Placing our current understanding in historical context, Richard Corfield explores the seismic shifts in planetary astronomy and probes why we must change our perspective of our place in the universe. In our era of extraordinary discovery, this is the first comprehensive survey of this new understanding and the history of how we got here."

Japanese and Spanish translation rights for LIVES OF THE PLANETS have already been acquired and a TV deal is in the works. For other translation and general rights enquiries please contact STEPHEN EDWARDS via the ROGERS, COLERIDGE AND WHITE website.

Click here for my American publishers, BASIC BOOKS.

My previous book, THE SILENT LANDSCAPE (above right) is still available.

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