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Titre : Percival s Planet: A Novel
Éditeur : Tantor Media, Inc, United States
Date d'édition : 2010
Reliure : CD-Audio
Etat du livre : New
Edition : Library ed.
Language: English . Brand New. In 1928, the boy who will discover Pluto, Clyde Tombaugh, is on the family farm, grinding a lens for his own telescope under the immense Kansas sky. In Flagstaff, Arizona, the staff of Lowell Observatory is about to resume the late Percival Lowell s interrupted search for Planet X. Meanwhile, the immensely rich heir to a chemical fortune has decided to go west to hunt for dinosaurs, and in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the most beautiful girl in America is going slowly insane while her ex-heavyweight champion boyfriend stands by helplessly, desperate to do anything to keep her. Inspired by the true story of Tombaugh and set in the last gin-soaked months of the flapper era, Percival s Planet tells the story of the intertwining lives of half a dozen dreamers, schemers, and madmen. Following Tombaugh s unlikely path from son of a farmer to discoverer of a planet, the novel touches on insanity, mathematics, music, astrophysics, boxing, dinosaur hunting, shipwrecks-and what happens when the greatest romance of your life is also the source of your life s greatest sorrow. N° de réf. du libraire AAC9781400148417
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