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

Author: Neil deGrasse Tyson
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2014] ©2009
Series: Norton paperback.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English
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An exploration of the controversy surrounding Pluto and its planet status from a renowned astrophysicist at the heart of the controversy.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Tyson, Neil deGrasse, author.
Pluto files
(OCoLC)869437916
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Neil deGrasse Tyson
ISBN: 9780393073348 0393073343
OCLC Number: 915596368
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 194 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color).
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 : a personal recommendation for educators --
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.
Series Title: Norton paperback.
Responsibility: Neil deGrasse Tyson.

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An exploration of the controversy surrounding Pluto and its planet status from a renowned astrophysicist at the heart of the controversy.

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