When is a planet not a planet? : the story of Pluto

by Scott, Elaine, 1940-

Format: Print Book 2007
Availability: Available at 13 Libraries 14 of 16 copies
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CLP - East Liberty Children's Non-Fiction Collection j QB701.S36 2007
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Carnegie Library of McKeesport Children Non Fiction J 523.48 Sc83
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Summary
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reassignment of Pluto from "planet" to "dwarf planet" on August 24, 2006, all books on the solar system are now out of date.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.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Scott takes the 2006 downgrading of Pluto from planet to dwarf planet as a teachable moment for discussing  questions such as how the number of planets has changed through the centuries, what can be called a planet, and how scientists come to conclusions and occasionally change their minds. Following a section on early astronomy, a succinct, timely, and somewhat surprising account of planetary history begins with Herschel's 1781 discovery of the seventh planet, Uranus. Twenty years later, Piazzi found Ceres, which was considered the eighth planet. In 1846, Galle discovered Neptune, bringing the total to nine. When objects similar to Ceres were found in the same orbit, all (including Ceres) were placed in a new category: asteroids. In other words, even before the discovery of Pluto, there were once nine planets, but one of them was demoted. Beautifully designed, the book includes many well-captioned, color illustrations, from period portraits to NASA images to artist's conceptions. A glossary and lists of recommended books and Web sites are appended. A good choice for updating astronomy collections.--Phelan, Carolyn Copyright 2007 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Pluto (Dwarf planet) -- Juvenile literature.
Pluto (Dwarf planet)
Publisher New York :Clarion Books,2007
Language English
Description 43 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 x 27 cm
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages [41]-42) and index.
ISBN 9780618898329 (reinforced) :
0618898328 (reinforced) :
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