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

Autore: Neil deGrasse Tyson
Editore: New York, NY : W.W. Norton, ©2009.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : English : 1st edVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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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,  Per saperne di più…
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Tipo materiale: Risorsa internet
Tipo documento: Book, Internet Resource
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Neil deGrasse Tyson
ISBN: 9780393065206 0393065200 0393337324 9780393337327
Numero OCLC: 154706867
Descrizione: xii, 194 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 22 cm.
Contenuti: 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.
Altri titoli: Rise and fall of America's favorite planet
Rise & fall of America's favorite planet
Responsabilità: 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  Per saperne di più…

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The Demotion of Pluto

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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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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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