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The Pluto Files

The Rise and Fall of America's Favorite Planet
Tyson, Neil deGrasse (Book - 2009 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
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An exploration of the controversy surrounding Pluto and its planet status from a renowned astrophysicist at the heart of the controversy.
Authors: Tyson, Neil deGrasse
Title: The Pluto files
the rise and fall of America's favorite planet
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, c2009
Edition: 1st ed
Characteristics: xii, 194 p. :,ill. (chiefly col.) ;,22 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Neil deGrasse Tyson
Contents: Pluto in culture
Pluto in history
Pluto in science
Pluto's fall from grace
Pluto divides the nation
Pluto's judgment day
Pluto the dwarf planet
Pluto in the elementary school classroom
Plutologue
Summary: An exploration of the controversy surrounding Pluto and its planet status from a renowned astrophysicist at the heart of the controversy.
ISBN: 0393065200
9780393065206
Branch Call Number: 523.4922 T994p 2009
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. [181]-182) and index
Subject Headings: Pluto (Dwarf planet)
LCCN: 2008040436
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Have you ever recived hate mail in crayon? Here is someone who has... Tyson's personal account of the exhibit controversy and of Pluto's 2006 demotion from planet to dwarf planet by the International Astronomical Union. Many who grew up learning that Pluto was a planet resisted the reclassifica... Read More »


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Jun 07, 2013
  • cmault rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Neil deGrasse Tyson has such a great sense of humor and it comes through in his book, The Pluto Files. In addition to the true story of Pluto and how its status as a planet came under fire in 2006, Tyson offers many astonishing cosmic facts as well as some of the best (and worst) of his fan mail, including letters from school children. Quite amusing!

Feb 09, 2010
  • cllevett rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Very cute book. It's an easy read and contains a great deal of pictures, cartoons, and new quotes. As is his fashion Dr. Tyson tells the story of Pluto's fall from grace with a great deal of humor.

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Jun 07, 2013
  • cmault rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

cmault thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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