'A highly readable distillation of humankind's knowledge of our solar system, gleaned over many centuries, with surprisingly many mysteries yet to be solved'
'A wonderfully clear and readable book . . . Gives a splendid overview of our Sun's planetary system, including its history and exploration'
'A deft, frequently dramatic tour'
'The Secret Lives of Planets aims to be a "user's guide to the Solar System", but it also turns out to be an inspiration to look at the Solar System as a long cosmic journey and find our place in it.'