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Boyle, Alan

The Case for Pluto

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The author tells the compelling story of Pluto`s discovery and how it became a cultural object and makes the case for Pluto as a planet, countering the books that argue against it.


Taal / Language : English

Inhoudsopgave:
Acknowledgments.

1 The Planet in the Cornfield.

2 Fellow Wanderers.

3 The Search for Planet X.

4 Pluto and Its Little Pals.

5 The Meaning of a Moon.

6 There Goes the Neighborhood.

7 Not Yet Explored.

8 Betting on the Tenth Planet.

9 The Battle of Prague.

10 The Lighter Side of Pluto.

1 1 The Great Planet Debate.

12 The Day of the Dwarfs.

13 Planet X Redux.

14 Alien Plutos.

15 The Case for Pluto.

Appendix A. What to Tell Your Kids about Planets.

Appendix B. The International Astronomical Union s Resolutions and Revisions.

Appendix C. Planetary Vital Statistics.

Notes.

Selected Bibliography.

Credits.

Index.
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Hardback
258 pagina's
Januari 2009
363 gram
184 x 133 x 25 mm
WILEY us

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