How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming

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"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 Pluto's sad fate easier to take. If we've lost a planet, we've gained a sprightly new voice for popular science...Writing with an appealing wit, Mr. Brown resists the glibness to which science popularizations sometimes fall prey. Instead he leavens his scientific account with a memoir of how he discovered the joys of becoming a husband and a father during the same period that he thought he was discovering planets. It's a refreshing twist on stereotype: the scientist neither as madman nor mystic, but mensch...The cheerful, unaffected tone makes it hard not to like Mr. Brown, and to root for him when he finds himself in the midst of controversy... Amazingly, the author spins these parliamentary proceedings into a nail-biting roller-coaster ride: the skullduggery of secret com

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

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

-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



"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

Reseña del editor:

The solar system most of us grew up with included nine planets, with Mercury closest to the sun and Pluto at the outer edge. Then, in 2005, astronomer Mike Brown made the discovery of a lifetime: a tenth planet, Eris, slightly bigger than Pluto. But instead of adding one more planet to our solar system, Brown’s find ignited a firestorm of controversy that culminated in the demotion of Pluto from real planet to the newly coined category of “dwarf” planet. Suddenly Brown was receiving hate mail from schoolchildren and being bombarded by TV reporters—all because of the discovery he had spent years searching for and a lifetime dreaming about.

A heartfelt and personal journey filled with both humor and drama, How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming is the book for anyone, young or old, who has ever imagined exploring the universe—and who among us hasn’t?

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