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Download When Is a Planet Not a Planet?: The Story of Pluto Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3.55 out of 53.55 out of 53.55 out of 53.55 out of 53.55 out of 5 3.55 (11 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Pete Larkin Narrator: Unspecified Publisher: Listening Library Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2007 ISBN:
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Q: When is a planet not a planet?

Scientists have argued for years over the answer to this question. And central to their debate has been Pluto, the tiny orb circling the Sun at the outermost reaches of our solar system. On August 24, 2006, a group of astronomers made a big announcement: Pluto could no longer be considered a planet.

This fascinating and breathtaking audiobook explains in simple terms how advancements in technology have changed our understanding of the universe - and exactly how and why the number of planets in our solar system went from nine to eight. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gloriavirtutisumbra | 11/5/2013

    " short, sweet, and explains what the fuss was all about. Hail Pluto, so sorry you lost your place in the pantheon of planets! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sheryl | 9/20/2013

    " Needed a book to help me understand why Pluto got kicked out of the Planet club. This is a good book and explains this very well. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cindi | 8/7/2013

    " We listened to this great little book which discusses the history of studying planets, the old definition of a planet and the new definitions of bodies that orbit our Sun (and other suns). Very informative! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sasha | 4/24/2013

    " Informative book, beautiful illustrations, would recommend. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 7/11/2012

    " A cute little non-fiction book for kids on why Pluto is not a planet. The book walks readers through the history of planets and their discoveries until getting to the heart of the matter. Full of facts and an easy read, this is something that I think all kids would enjoy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 12/23/2011

    " I was impressed with how clearly written this was and it was entertaing. It clearly defined concepts and had good images. I learned a lot about Pluto actually. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Myrna | 7/20/2011

    " It's rare to find a voice like this in shorter works of non-fiction for children. Elaine Scott had me from the first sentence to the last, and she had my eight-year-old son as well. I've never seen the scientific method explained so well. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ⓛeah ✿εїз✾ | 5/31/2011

    " read it for school but loved it =) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Courtney | 10/26/2009

    " A very good, concise explanation of the solar system. Not exactly what I was expecting (which was a heavier focus on Pluto itself), but still a good book for kids interested in space (which is every kid, as far as I know). "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angie | 9/13/2009

    " A nice, brief, junior-high-aged review of general astronomy and its history. As an adult, some of the definitions and repetitive "interesting fact" comments got a little annoying. I learned several things including the reality that Pluto is no longer a planet. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 D | 3/24/2008

    " This book gives a lot of detail about the history of astronomical discoveries with beautiful pictures. "

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