Pluto's Secret: An Icy World's Tale of Discovery

Pluto's Secret: An Icy World's Tale of Discovery

by Margaret (with David DeVorkin) Weitekamp, Diane Kidd
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Pluto's Secret: An Icy World's Tale of Discovery by Margaret (with David DeVorkin) Weitekamp, Diane Kidd

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781613124963
Publisher: Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
Publication date: 03/12/2013
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 8 MB
Age Range: 5 - 9 Years

About 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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Pluto's Secret: An Icy World's Tale of Discovery 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Book has attractive artwork, and combines a mix of fun storytelling and hard science. My 2 1/2 year old daughter liked the book, although it was pushing the limits of her interest. I'd highly recommend the book to kids 3-8.