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|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Neil deGrasse Tyson
|ISBN:||0393065200 9780393065206 0393337324 9780393337327|
|Description:||xii, 194 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 22 cm.|
|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 --
Appendix A: Pluto data (2008) --
Appendix B: Planet X (complete lyrics by Christine Lavin) --
Appendix C: I'm your moon (complete lyrics by Jonathan Coulton) --
Appendix D: Pluto's not a planet anymore (complete lyrics by Jeff Mondak and Alex Stangl) --
Appendix E: Official media response from the author regarding the Rose Center's exhibit treatment of Pluto --
Appendix F: Resolution of the International Astronomical Union on the definition of a planet --
Appendix G: New Mexico legislation relative to Pluto's planetary status --
Appendix H: California legislation relative to Pluto's planetary status.
|Other Titles:||Rise and fall of America's favorite planet
Rise & fall of America's favorite planet
|Responsibility:||Neil deGrasse Tyson.|
"An eclectic delight. Readers will laugh at the collection of song lyrics and cartoons inspired by the great Pluto-versy... Smile at the photocopied letters from elementary-school children." -- Fred
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