by Neil deGrasse TysonPrint book  |  1st ed
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The Demotion of Pluto   (2009-01-10)
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!   (2009-01-07)
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...