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Download The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America's Favorite Planet Audiobook (Unabridged)

Extended Audio Sample The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of Americas Favorite Planet (Unabridged), by Neil deGrasse Tyson
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,709 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Neil deGrasse Tyson Narrator: Mirron Willis Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc. Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In August 2006, the International Astronomical Union voted Pluto out of planethood. Far from the sun, tiny, and eccentric in orbit, it's a wonder Pluto has any fans. Yet during the mounting debate over Pluto's status, Americans rallied behind the extraterrestrial underdog.

The year of Pluto's discovery, Disney created an irresistible pup by the same name, and, as one NASA scientist put it, Pluto was discovered by an American for America. Pluto is entrenched in our cultural, patriotic view of the cosmos, and Neil deGrasse Tyson is on a quest to discover why. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kelly | 2/20/2014

    " This was well done and very accessible. I skipped all over the place but enjoyed the concept. Enjoyed the history as well as the presentation of the fallout after Pluto was demoted. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Jon | 1/31/2014

    " Humorous history of Pluto and planetary designations, accessible to anyone regardless of astronomy or science background. Questions of how to define a planet left unanswered in the end, but the astronomy community is still debating the definition anyway. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Carol | 1/29/2014

    " Pluto--planet or not? Yeah, don't really care. Also don't care about the author, who spends way too much time talking about himself and includes 4 or 5 pictures of himself as well (and this is a short book). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Joanne | 1/24/2014

    " If you enjoy learning about the stars, planets, astroids, etc. in an easy to read and easy to understand book, don't miss this. Why was Pluto once a planet and now isn't? What does Disney's Pluto have to say about the demotion? What about millions of school kids, let alone hundreds of scientists? Pick this up; you could read it in a couple of hours. "

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