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 StewartWhen the Rose Center for Earth and Space at the American Museum of Natural History reclassified Pluto as an icy comet, the New York Times proclaimed on page one, “Pluto Not a Planet? Only in New York.” Immediately, the public, professionals, and press were choosing sides over Pluto’s planethood. Pluto is entrenched in our cultural and emotional view of the cosmos, and Neil deGrasse Tyson, award-winning author and director of the Rose Center, is on a quest to discover why. He stood at the heart of the controversy over Pluto’s demotion, and consequently Plutophiles have freely shared their opinions with him, including endless hate mail from third-graders. With his inimitable wit, Tyson delivers a minihistory of planets, describes the oversized characters of the people who study them, and recounts how America's favorite planet was ousted from the cosmic hub. color throughout
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Neil deGrasse Tyson is an astrophysicist with the American Museum of Natural History, director of its world-famous Hayden Planetarium, host of the hit radio and TV show StarTalk, and an award-winning author. He lives in New York City.From AudioFile:
When astronomers stripped Pluto of its "planethood" in 2006, it set off a surprisingly passionate debate. As director of the Hayden Planetarium in New York City, Neil deGrasse Tyson was at the center of the dispute, and he tells his side of the story with wit and humility in this audio. Mirron Willis doesn't sound entirely comfortable with the scientific language (despite a number of credits as an actor and narrator in sci-fi), but he does a fine job conveying the audiobook's humor, including the letters from children who are angry that Tyson helped to demote their favorite planet. It's unclear why the publisher elected to include the glossary and the other appendices that don't work well in audio, except perhaps to pad out a very brief recording. D.B. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine
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Descrizione libro W W Norton & Co Ltd, New York, NY, 2009. Soft cover. Condizione libro: New. First Paper. Long the farthest out planet in the Solar System, Pluto has been demoted in official astronomical circles to perhaps a large asteroid, or an astronomical object. This book looks at Pluto in our culture and in the history of astronomy, and the reaction - sometimes heated - to Pluto's demotion. It's still a planet for alot of us. xii+194 pages, illustrated throughout with b/w drawings and color photos, Appendices, Bibliography, Acknowledgments, Credits, Index. Published @ $15.95. Codice libro della libreria 14782
Descrizione libro W. W. Norton & Company, 2009. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0393337324
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Descrizione libro W. W. Norton & Company, 2009. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110393337324
Descrizione libro W. W. Norton & Company. PAPERBACK. Condizione libro: New. 0393337324 New Condition. Codice libro della libreria NEW6.3073387