How to Teach Grown-Ups About Pluto

£9.99

Pluto has not been a planet since 2006. But this tiny world still inspires people of all ages and continues to provoke controversy. This witty and incisive book by astronomer Dean Regas explains why.  Regas contends that young people are in a better position to educate grown-ups about the cutting-edge science of space, most crucially the reason why Pluto is no longer a planet.

The book delves into the history of space discoveries and the key players who have helped our understanding of the universe.  Amazingly, an 11-year-old girl named Pluto in the first place.  The constantly changing nature of space science is fully explored in this book.  It will equip readers with the tools they need to get fully up to speed. Along the way, Regas and illustrator Aaron Blecha sneak in many astounding astronomical facts as possible.  Moreover, there’s a handy quiz at the end so that you can fact-check your grown-up (and you) have been paying attention!

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How To Teach Grown-Ups About Pluto

The cutting edge space science of the solar system

Dean Regas, illustrated by Aaron Blecha

(Britannica Books) – hardback

How To Teach Grown-Ups About Pluto is a unique astronomy book.  Why did Pluto lose its status as a planet over fifteen years ago? This very funny and informative book provides the answer.  Written in a tongue in cheek style by astronomer Dean Regas, and illustrated in a vivid cartoon style by Aaron Blecha, the contentious case of Pluto and its demotion from being one of the nine primary planets in our solar system, is fully explored.
We learn about the discovery of Pluto and how an eleven year old girl came to name it.  Then comes Pluto’s downfall – and the space science behind this decision is fully realised.  Along the way, the public embrace of Pluto was remarkable.  The far far away distant and inanimate space object had become an underdog.
One of the most remarkable aspects of this book is that Regas contends that young people have a better knowledge of our solar system.  This is because of their grip of the latest space science.  Now, of course Pluto is classified as a Kuiper Belt Object (KBO).  It is one of five dwarf planets. This excellent book is not just about Pluto.  It also is about the solar system and it’s creation and the study of astronomy.
Bookwagon has heaps of books about astronomy and space exploration.  Why not check out Space Explorers and The Big Beyond?

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