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The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America's Favorite Planet - Neil deGrasse Tyson
The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America's Favorite Planet
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In August 2006, the International Astronomical Union voted Pluto out of planethood. Far from the sun, tiny, and eccentric in orbit, it's a wonder Pluto has any fans. Yet during the mounting debate over Pluto's status, Americans rallied behind the extraterrestrial underdog.The year of Pluto's... show more
In August 2006, the International Astronomical Union voted Pluto out of planethood. Far from the sun, tiny, and eccentric in orbit, it's a wonder Pluto has any fans. Yet during the mounting debate over Pluto's status, Americans rallied behind the extraterrestrial underdog.The year of Pluto's discovery, Disney created an irresistible pup by the same name, and, as one NASA s
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780393065206 (0393065200)
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Pages no: 194
Edition language: English
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Tannat
Tannat rated it
4.0 The Pluto Files by Neil deGrasse Tyson
The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America’s Favorite Planet covers Pluto’s discovery, the controversy over whether it should be called a planet, and the IAU’s (International Astronomical Union) decision to call it a dwarf planet. It is amusing that their definition for planet references the Sun,...
Kaethe
Kaethe rated it
5.0 The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America's Favorite Planet - Neil deGrasse Tyson
Here's a topic that isn't often covered: how museums design their exhibits. You know what else isn't often covered: how science happens. There are myriad books about discoverers and discoveries, and many about new fields as they develop. But this is the only time I can recall reading a book on the e...
Muccamukk
Muccamukk rated it
4.0 The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America's Favorite Planet
Had this for ages and just remembered to get to it with New Horizons being in the news lately. Glad I did! It's a pretty light read, being more a snap shot of Pluto in pop culture than anything else, and pokes fun at all sides of the "debate," but Tyson lays out the history and science as well. I'm ...
Khaleel
Khaleel rated it
fast read clear and easy to understand , that is doctor Neil in this book , I see him as Galileo of this era , just one simple idea here, that Science has nothing to do with emotions and nations , its true whether we like it or not , so please people leave poor Pluto alone .
Melody Murray's Books
Melody Murray's Books rated it
2.0 The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America's Favorite Planet
I wasn't knocked out by the narration on this one, and it really isn't a book one needs to read twice. I adore Tyson, and I think that if he's going to have audio book versions of his works, he should read them himself- his delivery is, forgive me, stellar. The first time through I liked it much be...
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