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Pluto's Secret: An Icy World's Tale of Discovery: An Icy World's Tale of Discovery

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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 dialogue format, Plutos Secret explains the true story of this distant world. 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 classify 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.

Praise for Pluto's Secret

"Pairing a lighthearted narrative in a hand-lettered–style typeface with informally drawn cartoon illustrations, this lively tale of astronomical revelations begins with the search for Planet X.”

Kirkus Reviews

"This picture book offers a fresh, positive perspective on Pluto, showing that its change of status is not a demotion but a correction."

Booklist

"Light-hearted imagining of a gregarious Pluto.”

Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Fun reading… The book provides a factual history of our faraway 'dwarf,' and on its companion icy worlds, and on the discovery of Kuiper-like bands around other stars."

School Library Journal

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In 1924 the U.S. Army sent eight young men on a bold attempt to be the first to circumnavigate the globe by flight. Men from five other countriesandmdash;Great Britain, France, Portugal, Italy, and Argentinaandmdash;had the same goal. The race was on!

First Flight Around the World documents the exciting journey of four American planesandmdash;the Chicago, Boston, New Orleans, and Seattleandmdash;and their crews on a race around the world. The trip held many challenges: extreme weather, tricky navigation, unfamiliar cultures, fragile planes, and few airfields. The

world fliers risked their lives for the sake of national pride.

Based in part on the journal of one of the crew members, First Lieutenant Leslie Arnold, along with commentary, newspaper reports, and archival images, First Flight Around the World is a captivating tale about American ingenuity, gumption, and perseverance.

About the Author

Margaret A. Weitekamp, PhD, curates the National Air and Space Museumandrsquo;s Social and Cultural Dimensions of Spaceflight collection. David DeVorkin, PhD, is Senior Curator, History of Astronomy and the Space Sciences, at the museum. Diane Kidd is an award-winning illustrator of childrenandrsquo;s books and is Early Childhood Manager at the museum.

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cplinius, October 4, 2013 (view all comments by cplinius)
"Pluto's Secret" tells us how friendly little Pluto got known better as scientists studied it over the years. It is a snapshot of real science actually works! Amazingly, this picture book manages to cover hypotheses, experiments, public controversy, and even science funding. But it's not preachy-dull like all those "how science works" books - it's adorable and lovable! Our little kid loves it. Can't recommend it enough.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781419704239
Author:
Weitekamp, Margaret
Publisher:
Harry N. Abrams
Author:
National Air and Space Museum
Author:
Grove, Tim
Author:
DeVorkin, David
Author:
Kidd, Diane
Subject:
Science & Technology - Astronomy
Subject:
Childrens Science
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Edition Description:
Cloth
Publication Date:
20130331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from K up to 4
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color illustrations
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
10 x 10 in
Age Level:
from 5 up to 9

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In 1924 the U.S. Army sent eight young men on a bold attempt to be the first to circumnavigate the globe by flight. Men from five other countriesandmdash;Great Britain, France, Portugal, Italy, and Argentinaandmdash;had the same goal. The race was on!

First Flight Around the World documents the exciting journey of four American planesandmdash;the Chicago, Boston, New Orleans, and Seattleandmdash;and their crews on a race around the world. The trip held many challenges: extreme weather, tricky navigation, unfamiliar cultures, fragile planes, and few airfields. The

world fliers risked their lives for the sake of national pride.

Based in part on the journal of one of the crew members, First Lieutenant Leslie Arnold, along with commentary, newspaper reports, and archival images, First Flight Around the World is a captivating tale about American ingenuity, gumption, and perseverance.

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