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The Pluto files : the rise and fall of America's favorite planet

Auteur : Neil deGrasse Tyson
Éditeur : New York, NY : W.W. Norton, ©2009.
Édition/format :   Print book : Anglais : 1st edVoir toutes les éditions et tous les formats
Base de données :WorldCat
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"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,  Lire la suite...
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Type d’ouvrage : Ressource Internet
Format : Livre, Ressource Internet
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs : Neil deGrasse Tyson
ISBN : 9780393065206 0393065200 0393337324 9780393337327
Numéro OCLC : 154706867
Description : xii, 194 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 22 cm.
Contenu : Preface --
1: Pluto in culture --
2: Pluto in history --
3: Pluto in science --
4: Pluto's fall from grace --
5: Pluto divides the nation --
6: Pluto's judgment day --
7: Pluto the dwarf planet --
8; Pluto in the elementary school classroom --
9: Plutologue --
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 --
Bibliography --
Acknowledgments --
Credits --
Index.
Autres titres : Rise and fall of America's favorite planet
Rise & fall of America's favorite planet
Responsabilité : Neil deGrasse Tyson.
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In August 2006, the International Astronomical Union voted Pluto out of planethood. It is a wonder Pluto has any fans, yet during the debate over Pluto's status, people rallied behind the  Lire la suite...

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"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 Lire la suite...

 
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The Demotion of Pluto

de DenverJeffrey (Utilisateur de WorldCat. Publication 2009-01-10) Bon Permalien

Tyson is the director of the American Museum of Natural History's Hayden Planetarium and the author of several popular astronomy books (e.g., Death by Black Hole). In 2000, the planetarium opened a new solar system exhibit that presented Pluto not as a planet...
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Catfights in Space!

de cmtdrt@verizon.net (Utilisateur de WorldCat. Publication 2009-01-07) Très bon Permalien

If you're afraid of a dry science-y book, put your fears aside. The Pluto Files is a glimpse behind the scenes of museums and other scientific institutions and how they deal with the public and the changing status of their chosen field. There's just enough straight science described so the reader...
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