The Pluto Files

The Pluto Files

The Rise and Fall of America's Favorite Planet

Book - 2009
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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.
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, c2009
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780393065206
0393065200
Branch Call Number: 523.4922 T994p 2009
Characteristics: xii, 194 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 22 cm

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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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libbidy
Dec 10, 2014

This book is well written and easy to read. Tyson tells the story of Pluto's discovery and fall from planethood with humor and style. This is an easy, entertaining read.

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Eleusis
Nov 12, 2014

Very well written, the story of Pluto and it's surroundings, as Pluto the dog, the museum in NY, and others, place yourself in the times when everything was happening. This allows you to breath that atmosfere, listen and feeling what was going on, giving you a sense of presense and a deeper understanding of the controversy.

WVMLStaffPicks Sep 20, 2014

This is the tale of Pluto's rise as the ninth planet and its fall as just another big rock, as told as only astrophysicist Tyson could. Informative and engaging while still being a fun read.

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cmault
Jun 07, 2013

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!

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cllevett
Feb 09, 2010

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

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