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Emotion and conseuently Plutophiles have freely shared their opinions with him including endless hate mail from third graders With his inimitable wit Tyson delivers a minihistory of planets describes the oversized characters of the people who study them and recounts how America's favorite planet was ousted from the cosmic hu. Tyson is always a favorite guest on The Daily Show and this book was discussed on his last interview with Jon Stewart Library to the rescueThere are 9 chapters to this fairly short book all done with wit and an obvious love of science Tyson goes over Pluto s history how Pluto was received in our culture and the descent of how Pluto lost his status as our 9th planetApparently Americans really love Pluto not only because of it s association with Disney s dog but because an American discovered Pluto back in 1930 by New Mexican Clyde Tombaugh a 24 year old farmboy Tombaugh lived to his 90s to see how Pluto was about to be reclassified and fought it tooth and nail Ergo America discovered a planet and it shouldn t be taken awayThe trouble with planets isa definition for planets was never ever set in stone In the 00s the International Astronomical Union began devising a concrete definition for a planet In 2006 it was determined that Pluto did not meet the new definition mostly because it didn t clear its own orbit of debrisThis is an excellent book that makes science a lot easier to understand and offsets the jargon with comical letters from outraged children Tyson has an opinion at the end that suggests a new way of teaching kids about the solar system so that its not only planets that get their day in the sunso to speak

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York Immediately the public professionals and press were choosing sides over Pluto's planethood Pluto is entrenched in our cultural and emotional view of the cosmos and Neil deGrasse Tyson award winning author and director of the Rose Center is on a uest to discover why He stood at the heart of the controversy over Pluto's d. deGrasse Tyson proves that while he might not be the smartest man in the United States he is one of the best scientist at making what at first glance could be a daunting project for the uninitiated to read both understandable and enjoyable With this the second of this Astrophysicists books and it has determined me to read anything that I can find under his pen His delivery makes it easy to read some of the most complex subjects in a clear and easy to read manner While this book is about the discussionargument on whether or not Pluto is a planet It also brings out the important and for my own part the lack of solid definition of what a planet is While the emotion seems to be centered on Pluto which I must admit if I was ever asked would probably have been listed as my favorite planet and since it is now called a Dwarf Planet could still be that This bias is only due to reading a book on the search for Planet X when I was in Grade School This book also touches on what to define the other occupants of our Solar System Since Jupiter is so obviously different from Earth a change of nomenclature certainly wouldn t be out of hand While the author stated early on that he was in favor of demoting Pluto from a planet he doesn t present a one sided discussion of the case and with a few exceptions presents those on both sides of the argument with an even hand The descriptions of some of the emails and letters he received in the process of this debate go a long way to adding a sense of the unreal as well as a great deal of humor on the subject All in all whether you care if Pluto is a planet or not this is a fun read I recommend it highly

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The New York Times bestseller You gotta read this It is the most exciting book about Pluto you will ever read in your life Jon StewartWhen the Rose Center for Earth and Space at the American Museum of Natural History reclassified Pluto as an icy comet the New York Times proclaimed on page one Pluto Not a Planet Only in New. Like all of Tyson s books it s very well written explaining any number of difficult subjects with clarity and ease but unfortunately with this subject we devolve into a catalogue of cultural significance for the poor demoted Pluto and a very long list of rather humorous emails and letters all sent to Tyson because of his role in the decisionIf that s what you re looking for then by all means enjoy this bookBut if you re looking for an in depth rather than an adeuate focus on Pluto rather than our cultural reactions to the planet then perhaps you should look elsewhereI m not saying this book wasn t fun and the politics of science and all those pooooooor schoolchildren writing Tyson was both humorous and slightly off putting at the same time but it wasn t so much about science as it was about justifying rightly so in my opinion the need to pluto Pluto RIPOr rather go play with your new Kuiper buddies

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About the Author: Neil deGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson was born and raised in New York City where he was educated in the public schools clear through his graduation from the Bronx High School of Science Tyson went on to earn his BA in Physics from Harvard and his PhD in Astrophysics from ColumbiaTyson's professional research interests are broad but include star formation exploding stars dwarf galaxies and the structure of our



10 thoughts on “The Pluto Files The Rise and Fall of America's Favorite Planet

  1. says:

    Like all of Tyson's books it's very well written explaining any number of difficult subjects with clarity and e

  2. says:

    I wanted to read something by Neil deGrasse Tyson for a long time I like how he can break complex matters up and present them in a way that children and laymen can understand them there is a famous uote saying that you yourself have only understood a matter if you're capable of explaining it in simple termsThis is probably the lightest of books by this author and people should know that going it It's only abou

  3. says:

    Here's a topic that isn't often covered how museums design their exhibits You know what else isn't often covered how science happens There are myriad books about discoverers and discoveries and many about new fields as they develop But this is the only time I can recall reading a book on the evolving science behind an issue like Is Pluto a planet? And although the book isn't specifically targeting a young rea

  4. says:

    ugh awfully light book on what really be a weighty tome felt like a long article in time magazine or something where it might scratch the surface of a subject but you don't really get a whole understanding of the topic filled with way too many 'extras' political cartoons appendixes of song lyrics full page portraits of the little girl who suggested the name etc i mean seriously just get on with it when you r

  5. says:

    I admit I did not thoroughly read this I am not a science person at all Yes I realize I appear to be Asian Most of the information went over my head I recognize that Tyson is not only one of the foremost scientists today but also one of the easily understood ones I suppose I am that dense when it comes to the hard sciences Give me psychology sociology philosophy I would stun you with my brain Start giving me

  6. says:

    deGrasse Tyson proves that while he might not be the smartest man in the United States he is one of the best scientist at making what at first glance could be a daunting project for the uninitiated to read both understandable and enjoyable With this the second of this Astrophysicists books and it has determined me to read anything that I can find under his pen His delivery makes it easy to read some of the most complex subjects

  7. says:

    Everything that you could ever want to know about Pluto I think it may be an effective teaching aid if teachers used excepts in their lessons

  8. says:

    Another guilty pleasure Neil deGrasse Tyson always writes well This time he is less concerned with science education than he is with describing the shared cultural mania that resulted from rebranding Pluto a plutoid The story begins with the fallout of the exhibit he put together at the Hayden Planetarium in the new Rose Center for Earth and Space His team presented the planets as members of families of object with similar prope

  9. says:

    Tyson is always a favorite guest on The Daily Show and this book was discussed on his last interview with Jon Stewart Library to the rescueThere are 9 chapters to this fairly short book all done with wit and an obvious love of science Tyson goes over Pluto's history how Pluto was received in our culture and the

  10. says:

    Dr Neil deGrasse Tyson was voted Sexiest Astrophysicist Alive by people magazine who would have known such a stu

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