Annotations for When Is a Planet Not a Planet? : The Story of Pluto


Baker & Taylor
Based on the new definitions determined by the International Astronomical Union and enhanced with full-color photos and paintings, this book provides an informative examination of the facts regarding Pluto's reassignment as a non-planet in August 2006.

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Baker & Taylor
Explains how advancements in technology have changed our understanding of the universe and why the number of planets in the solar system went down from nine to eight.

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Houghton
Space and planets are topics of endless fascination to kids and part of every grade-school curriculum. Yet because of the history-making reassignment of Pluto from ?planet" to ?dwarf planet" on August 24, 2006, all books on the solar system are now out of date.
Enter When is a Planet Not a Planet? The Story of Pluto by Elaine Scott, an esteemed writer of non-fiction for children. Scott is the first to put the answer to the title question into terms simple enough for a very young audience to understand, based upon the new definitions determined by the International Astronomical Union.
Well-researched and accompanied by large, awe-inspiring photographs and paintings, this exciting new book makes clear what astronomers have argued about for decades.


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