How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming

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$17.00  $15.64
Publisher
Random House
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Pages
288
Dimensions
5.2 X 8.0 X 0.6 inches | 0.4 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780385531108

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About the Author

Mike Brown is the Richard and Barbara Rosenberg Professor of Planetary Astronomy at the California Institute of Technology. In 2006 he was named one of Time magazine's 100 People Who Shape Our World as well as one of Los Angeles magazine's Most Influential People in L.A. He lives in Southern California with his wife and daughter.

Reviews

"Brims with humor and charm . . . exhilarating."--Los Angeles Times

"[An] out-of-this-world science memoir . . . brilliant . . . brings clarity and elegance to the complexities of planetary science. Brown is also a surprisingly self-effacing and entertaining genius."--Minneapolis Star Tribune

"Brown's brisk, enjoyable How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming chronicles the whole saga [of the demotion of Pluto] and, in the process, makes [its] sad fate easier to take. If we've lost a planet, we've gained a sprightly new voice for popular science."--The Wall Street Journal

"Eminently readable and entertaining . . . blends elements of sleuthing, international intrigue, and the awe and wonder intrinsic to the exploration of space."--The Oregonian

"An unlikely hybrid of Dennis Overbye's Lonely Hearts of the Cosmos and Anne Lamott's Operating Instructions."--The New York Times Book Review

"[Brown] might be the finest scientist alive today. . . . We're all better off for this man's breathtaking commitment to science."--The Boston Globe