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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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ISBN13: 9781419704239
ISBN10: 1419704230
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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."

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Margaret A. Weitekamp, PhD, curates the National Air and Space Museums Social and Cultural Dimensions of Spaceflight collection. She lives in Burke, Virginia. David DeVorkin, PhD, is Senior Curator, History of Astronomy and the Space Sciences, at the Museum. He lives in Kensington, Maryland. Diane Kidd is an award-winning illustrator of childrens books and is Early Childhood Manager at the Museum. She lives in Takoma Park, Maryland.

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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
Subtitle:
An Icy World's Tale of Discovery
Author:
Weitekamp, Margaret
Author:
National Air and Space Museum
Author:
Grove, Tim
Author:
DeVorkin, David
Author:
Kidd, Diane
Publisher:
Harry N. Abrams
Subject:
Science & Technology - Astronomy
Subject:
Childrens Science
Subject:
United States - 20th Century
Edition Description:
Hardcover, Jacketed, Picture
Publication Date:
20130312
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from K up to 4
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Black-and-white archival images througho
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
10 x 10 in
Age Level:
from 5 up to 9

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