Pluto’s Secret: An Icy World’s Tale of Discovery


Pluto’s Secret: An Icy World’s Tale of Discovery by Margaret Weitekamp with David DeVorkin and Diane Kidd (Illustrator) 

Synopsis: 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 Secretexplains 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.

Published: March 2013 | ISBN-13: 978-1419715266 | Ages: 6-9 years

Mini-bio: Margaret Weitekamp is a curator for space memorabilia and science fiction at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum.
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Mini-bio: Dr. David DeVorkin is senior curator of history of astronomy and the space sciences  at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum. DeVorkin’s major research interests are in the origins and development of modern astrophysics during the 20th Century and the origins and development of the space sciences from the V-2 rocket to the present.

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