HOW TO TEACH GROWN-UPS ABOUT PLUTO : the cutting -edge space science of the solar system. (Book, 2022) [WorldCat.org]
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HOW TO TEACH GROWN-UPS ABOUT PLUTO : the cutting -edge space science of the solar system.

Author: DEAN REGAS
Publisher: [S.l.] : BRITANNICA BOOKS, 2022.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A witty guide to Pluto's discovery and demotion, which puts kids in charge. Pluto has not been a planet since 2006. But this tiny world still inspires people of all ages while sparking controversy. In this delightfully witty book, astronomer Dean Regas teaches you how to educate your grown-up about the cutting-edge science of space, most crucially the reason why Pluto is NOT a planet anymore. Delving into the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Trivia and miscellanea
Miscellanea Juvenile literature
Miscellanées Ouvrages pour la jeunesse
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: DEAN REGAS
ISBN: 1913750515 9781913750510 9781913750503 1913750507
OCLC Number: 1262798725
Description: 1 volume : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Welcome to space --
Earth's a planet? That's revolutionary --
Geocentric vs heliocentric --
Where is Uranus? --
Planets found and kicked out --
Finding a planet without even looking --
Search for Planet X --
Pluto found in pictures --
How Planet X got its name --
Pluto the shrinking planet --
Pluto the eccentric planet --
Pluto's long-lost brothers and sisters --
Pluto's siblings: not planets --
Pluto: not a planet in New York --
So, what is a planet? --
What astronomers meant to say --
Space object classification guide! --
What is Pluto, then? --
Fast facts about Pluto --
Postcard from Pluto --
What to do if your grown-ups fight back --
Moons in the Solar System --
Nature of science --
Number of planets throughout history --
Introducing... Sedna --
Fast facts about Sedna --
Planet nine --
The new and improved Solar System --
Time line of discovery --
What type of Solar System object are you? --
Test your grown-ups!

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"So cool and utterly brilliant. If this book doesn't get youngsters interested in astronomy then I might have to eat my own copy, timeline and all." -- Jill Bennett * RedReading Hub *

 
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