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Pluto's Secret

An Icy World's Tale Of Discovery

By Margaret A. Weitekamp, 1971-

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.

Praise for Pluto's Secret
"Pairing a lighthearted narrative in a hand-lettered–style typeface with informally drawn cartoon illustrations, this lively tale of astronomical revelations begins with the search for Planet X.”
--Kirkus Reviews

"This picture book offers a fresh, positive perspective on Pluto, showing that its change of status is not a demotion but a correction."
--Booklist

"Light-hearted imagining of a gregarious Pluto.”
--Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Format

Book

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Publish Date

2013

ISBN

9781419704239


Format: Book
Author: Weitekamp, Margaret A., 1971-
Summary: "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 dialog format, this book explains why this is so. Providing a history of thesmall, icy world from its discovery and naming to its recent reclassification, this book presents a fascinating look at how scientists organize and class 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: Pluto's secret : an icy world's tale of discovery / by Margaret A. Weitekamp with David DeVorkin ; illustrated by Diane Kidd.
Publisher Date: New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2013.
Subject: JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Astronomy. JUVENILE NONFICTION / General. Pluto (Dwarf planet) -- Juvenile literature
Isbn: 9781419704239 1419704230
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 5
System Items Total: 7
Call Number: 523.492 Wei
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Bib Id: 438044

Format: Book
Author: Weitekamp, Margaret A., 1971-
Summary: "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 dialog format, this book explains why this is so. Providing a history of thesmall, icy world from its discovery and naming to its recent reclassification, this book presents a fascinating look at how scientists organize and class 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"-- Provided by publisher.
Title: Pluto's secret : an icy world's tale of discovery / by Margaret A. Weitekamp with David DeVorkin ; illustrated by Diane Kidd.
Publisher, Date: New York : Abrams Books for Young Readers, 2013.
Description: 39 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 27 cm.
Subjects: JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Astronomy.
Subjects: JUVENILE NONFICTION / General.
Subjects: Pluto (Dwarf planet) -- Juvenile literature
Other Author: DeVorkin, David H., 1944-
Other Author: Kidd, Diane illustrator.
Other Author: National Air and Space Museum
Notes: "Published in association with the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum."
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (page 38) and index.
LCCN: 2012033546
ISBN: 9781419704239
ISBN: 1419704230
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 5
Total Copies: 7
Call Number: 523.492 Wei