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The Planet Hunter
     

The Planet Hunter

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by Elizabeth Rusch, Guy Francis
 

Mike's discovery caused an uproar. Astronomers around the globe asked: What is a planet anyway? As a kid, Mike Brown gazed at his poster of the nine planets and wondered: Is there more out there? The hunt was on. This nonfiction picture book tells the story of astronomer Mike Brown, from his childhood, to his growing curiosity about our solar system

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Mike's discovery caused an uproar. Astronomers around the globe asked: What is a planet anyway? As a kid, Mike Brown gazed at his poster of the nine planets and wondered: Is there more out there? The hunt was on. This nonfiction picture book tells the story of astronomer Mike Brown, from his childhood, to his growing curiosity about our solar system, to his amazing discoveries.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780873589260
Publisher:
Cooper Square Publishing Llc
Publication date:
10/25/2007
Pages:
32
Sales rank:
914,883
Product dimensions:
9.42(w) x 10.88(h) x 0.43(d)
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

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The Planet Hunter 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A great read! I really enjoyed how The Planet Hunter gets at the human story behind the headlines. For many people, Pluto's demotion was a very confusing event that still can't be easily explained. By focusing on Mike Brown, the man who's research changed Pluto's status, this book does a good job of navigating readers through the uproar the events caused and captures the spirit of scientific discovery. The sidebars give additional helpful information to let readers delve into the science a little deeper. All in all, a great book for helping kids 'and adults!' to understand what happened to Pluto.