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Pluto's Secret

An Icy World's Tale of Discovery
Weitekamp, Margaret A. (Book - 2013)
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"People, children especially, have been baffled, bewildered, and even outraged by the fact that Pluto is no longer called a planet. Through whimsical artwork and an entertaining dialog format, this book explains why this is so. Providing a history of the small, icy world from its discovery and naming to its recent reclassification, this book presents a fascinating look at how scientists organize and class our solar system as they gain new insights into how it works and what types of things exist within it. The book includes a glossary and bibliography"--
Authors: Weitekamp, Margaret A., 1971-
Title: Pluto's secret
an icy world's tale of discovery
Publisher: New York :, Abrams Books for Young Readers,, 2013.
Characteristics: 39 pages :,illustrations (chiefly color) ;,27 cm
Content Type: text
Media Type: unmediated
Carrier Type: volume
Notes: "Published in association with the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum."
Summary: "People, children especially, have been baffled, bewildered, and even outraged by the fact that Pluto is no longer called a planet. Through whimsical artwork and an entertaining dialog format, this book explains why this is so. Providing a history of the small, icy world from its discovery and naming to its recent reclassification, this book presents a fascinating look at how scientists organize and class our solar system as they gain new insights into how it works and what types of things exist within it. The book includes a glossary and bibliography"--
Local Note: 15 17 18 29 53 57 60 76 79 80 102 109 112 118 133 231 242
Additional Contributors: Kidd, Diane
DeVorkin, David H. 1944-
ISBN: 1419704230
9781419704239
Statement of Responsibility: by Margaret Weitekamp with David DeVorkin ; illustrated by Diane Kidd
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (page 38) and index.
Subject Headings: Pluto (Dwarf planet) Pluto (Dwarf planet) Juvenile literature.
LCCN: 2012033546
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