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The Resource The Pluto files : the rise and fall of America's favorite planet, Neil deGrasse Tyson

The Pluto files : the rise and fall of America's favorite planet, Neil deGrasse Tyson

Label
The Pluto files : the rise and fall of America's favorite planet
Title
The Pluto files
Title remainder
the rise and fall of America's favorite planet
Statement of responsibility
Neil deGrasse Tyson
Title variation
  • Rise and fall of America's favorite planet
  • Rise & fall of America's favorite planet
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In August 2006, the International Astronomical Union voted Pluto out of planethood. Far from the sun, wonder Pluto has any fans. Yet during the mounting debate over rallied behind the extraterrestrial underdog. Disney created an irresistible pup by the same name, and, as one NASA scientist put it, Pluto was 'discovered by an American for America'. Pluto is entrenched in our 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 exhibits to demote Pluto, and, consequently, Pluto lovers have freely shared their opinions with him, including endless hate mail from third graders. In his typically witty way, Tyson explores the history of planet recently been judged a dwarf." -- Publisher description
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
523.49/22
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB701
LC item number
.T97 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The Pluto files : the rise and fall of America's favorite planet, Neil deGrasse Tyson
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0828/2008040436.html
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [181]-182) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pluto in culture -- Pluto in history -- Pluto in science -- Pluto's fall from grace -- Pluto divides the nation -- Pluto's judgment day -- Pluto the dwarf planet -- Pluto in the elementary school classroom -- Plutologue -- Appendix A: Pluto data (2008) -- Appendix B: Planet X (complete lyrics by Christine Lavin) -- Appendix C: I'm your moon (complete lyrics by Jonathan Coulton) -- Appendix D: Pluto's not a planet anymore (complete lyrics by Jeff Mondak and Alex Stangl) -- Appendix E: Official media response from the author regarding the Rose Center's exhibit treatment of Pluto -- Appendix F: Resolution of the International Astronomical Union on the definition of a planet -- Appendix G: New Mexico legislation relative to Pluto's planetary status -- Appendix H: California legislation relative to Pluto's planetary status
Control code
1370237
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition
Extent
xii, 194 pages
Isbn
9780393337327
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2008040436
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1370237
  • (Sirsi) 1370237
  • (OCoLC)154706867
Label
The Pluto files : the rise and fall of America's favorite planet, Neil deGrasse Tyson
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0828/2008040436.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [181]-182) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Pluto in culture -- Pluto in history -- Pluto in science -- Pluto's fall from grace -- Pluto divides the nation -- Pluto's judgment day -- Pluto the dwarf planet -- Pluto in the elementary school classroom -- Plutologue -- Appendix A: Pluto data (2008) -- Appendix B: Planet X (complete lyrics by Christine Lavin) -- Appendix C: I'm your moon (complete lyrics by Jonathan Coulton) -- Appendix D: Pluto's not a planet anymore (complete lyrics by Jeff Mondak and Alex Stangl) -- Appendix E: Official media response from the author regarding the Rose Center's exhibit treatment of Pluto -- Appendix F: Resolution of the International Astronomical Union on the definition of a planet -- Appendix G: New Mexico legislation relative to Pluto's planetary status -- Appendix H: California legislation relative to Pluto's planetary status
Control code
1370237
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition
Extent
xii, 194 pages
Isbn
9780393337327
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2008040436
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1370237
  • (Sirsi) 1370237
  • (OCoLC)154706867

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