RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 154706867 LA English T1 The Pluto files : the rise and fall of America's favorite planet A1 Tyson, Neil deGrasse., PB W.W. Norton PP New York, NY YR 2009 SN 9780393065206 0393065200 0393337324 9780393337327 AB "In August 2006, the International Astronomical Union voted Pluto out of planethood. Far from the sun, wonder Pluto has any fans. Yet during the mounting debate over rallied behind the extraterrestrial underdog. Disney created an irresistible pup by the same name, and, as one NASA scientist put it, Pluto was 'discovered by an American for America'. Pluto is entrenched in our cultural, patriotic view of the cosmos, and Neil deGrasse Tyson is on a quest to discover why. Only Tyson can tell this story: he was involved in the first exhibits to demote Pluto, and, consequently, Pluto lovers have freely shared their opinions with him, including endless hate mail from third graders. In his typically witty way, Tyson explores the history of planet recently been judged a dwarf." -- Publisher description.