The Pluto Files
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The Pluto Files

The Rise and Fall of America's Favorite Planet
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ISBN-13:
9780393350364
Einband:
Taschenbuch
Seiten:
208
Autor:
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Gewicht:
424 g
Format:
211x156x11 mm
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:
The New York Times bestseller: "You gotta read this. It is the most exciting book about Pluto you will ever read in your life."-Jon Stewart
With his inimitable wit, Tyson recounts how America's favourite planet was ousted from the cosmic hub.
In August 2006, the International Astronomical Union voted Pluto out of planethood. It is a wonder Pluto has any fans, yet during the mounting debate over Pluto's status, people rallied behind the extraterrestrial underdog. Pluto is entrenched in the American cultural, patriotic view of the cosmos and Neil deGrasse Tyson is on a quest to discover why. Only Tyson can tell this story: he was involved in the first exhibition to demote Pluto and consequently, Pluto lovers have freely shared their opinions with him. In his typically witty way, Tyson explores the history of planet classification and America's obsession with the "planet" that has recently been judged a dwarf.