The Pluto Files

The Rise and Fall of America's Favorite Planet

by Neil deGrasse Tyson

Hardcover, 194 pages, W W Norton & Co Inc, List Price: $23.95 | purchase

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The Pluto Files
Subtitle
The Rise and Fall of America's Favorite Planet
Author
Neil deGrasse Tyson

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Traces the history of Pluto and the recent debate over its planethood, citing its entrenchment in America's cultural and patriotic view of the cosmos to explain its considerable popularity and the reasons behind why so many people campaigned for the preservation of its status. By the author of Death by Black Hole. 50,000 first printing.