Pluto's Secret: An Icy World's Tale of Discovery (PagePerfect NOOK Book) [NOOK Book]

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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, Pluto's 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...
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Pluto's Secret: An Icy World's Tale of Discovery (PagePerfect NOOK Book)

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Overview

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, Pluto's 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.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781613124963
  • Publisher: Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/12/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,346,297
  • Age range: 5 - 9 Years
  • File size: 8 MB

Meet the Author

Margaret A. Weitekamp, PhD, curates the National Air and Space Museum’s 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 children's books and is Early Childhood Manager at the Museum. She lives in Takoma Park, Maryland.
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