The Pluto files : the rise and fall of America's favorite planet / Neil deGrasse Tyson

Author(s): Tyson, Neil deGrasse
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Subjects: Pluto (Dwarf planet)
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Edition: 1st ed
Published: New York : W.W. Norton, c2009
LC Classification: Q, QB
Table of Contents: 1. Pluto in Culture 3
2. Pluto in History 21
3. Pluto in Science 33
4. Pluto's Fall from Grace 49
5. Pluto Divides the Nation 95
6. Pluto's Judgment Day 115
7. Pluto the Dwarf Planet 131
8. Pluto in the Elementary School Classroom: A Personal Recommendation for Educators 151
9. Plutologue 157
App. A. Pluto Data (2008) 161
App. B. "Planet X" (complete lyrics by Christine Lavin) 162
App. C. "I'm Your Moon" (complete lyrics by Jonathan Coulton) 167
App. D. "Pluto's Not a Planet Anymore" (complete lyrics by Jeff Mondak and Alex Stangl) 169
App. E. Official Media Response from the Author Regarding the Rose Center's Exhibit Treatment of Pluto 171
App. F. Resolution of the International Astronomical Union on the Definition of a Planet 175
App. G. New Mexico Legislation Relative to Pluto's Planetary Status 177
App. H. California Legislation Relative to Pluto's Planetary Status 179
Bibliography 181
Index 187
Notes: LCCN: 2008040436
ISBN: 9780393065206 (hardcover)
ISBN: 0393065200 (hardcover)
ISBN: 0393337324
ISBN: 9780393337327
Summary: An exploration of the controversy surrounding Pluto and its planet status from a renowned astrophysicist at the heart of the controversy
Includes bibliographical references (p. [181]-182) and index
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 -- 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
Physical Description: xii, 194 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 22 cm
OCLC Number: 154706867
ISBN/ISSN: 9780393065206
0393065200
0393337324
9780393337327

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