Cover of Mercury: The Quick Planet
Book 417 Astronomy 1989
Science Fiction, Science Fact Space Garbage
1 spaceship-and-sun
Asimov fan
3 spaceships-and-suns
Target reader

Have you ever wondered…

  • How did the Universe begin?
  • How were the sun and other planets formed?
  • How do scientists explore other planets and space?
  • Are there intelligent forms of life on other planets?
  • Could we live on other planets? In space? How?

Come along on a journey with Isaac Asimov to discover scientists’ answers to these and other questions about our Universe, the Sun, the Solar System, and the rocky planets--[sic] Mercury, Venus, Earth, and Mars. The fascinating photographs and illustrations will make this one journey you won’t forget!

Asimov’s only other book which goes into a lot of information about Mercury— Venus, Near Neighbor of the Sun—was written long before this one but remains about as current. With one thing and another, our knowledge of Mercury hasn’t advanced enormously over the last few decades, and so the earlier book remains the best source of information for older readers on the planet. Younger readers, however, will find this colorful book more to their liking and an excellent place to go.

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