Pluto : sentinel of the outer solar system
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New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
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Central - Adult Nonfiction
523.4922 JONES
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Book
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xi, 231 pages, [6] pages of col. plates : ill. ; 24 cm.
Language
English

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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"Orbiting at the edge of the outer Solar System, Pluto is an intriguing object in astronomy. Since the fascinating events surrounding its discovery, it has helped increase our understanding of the origin and evolution of the Solar System and raised questions about the nature and benefits of scientific classification. This is a timely and exciting account of Pluto and its satellites. The author uses Pluto as a case study to discuss discovery in astronomy and how remote astronomical bodies are investigated. He also examines the role of classification in science by discussing Pluto's recent classification as a dwarf planet. Besides Pluto, the book also explores the rich assortment of bodies that constitute the Edgeworth-Kuiper Belt, of which Pluto is the innermost member. Richly illustrated, this text is written for general readers, amateur astronomers and students alike. Boxed text provides more advanced information especially for readers who wish to delve deeper into the subject"--,Provided by publisher.
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"Orbiting at the edge of the outer Solar System, Pluto is an intriguing object in astronomy. Since the fascinating events surrounding its discovery, it has helped increase our understanding of the origin and evolution of the Solar System, and raised questions about the nature and benefits of scientific classification. This is a timely and exciting account of Pluto and its satellites. The author uses Pluto as a case study to discuss discovery in astronomy, how remote astronomical bodies are investigated, and the role of classification in science by discussing Pluto's recent classification as a dwarf planet. Besides Pluto, the book also explores the rich assortment of bodies that constitute the Edgeworth-Kuiper Belt, of which Pluto is the innermost member. Richly illustrated, this text is written for general readers, amateur astronomers and students alike. Boxed text provides more advanced information especially for readers who wish to delve deeper into the subject"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Jones, B. W. (2010). Pluto: sentinel of the outer solar system . Cambridge University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Jones, Barrie William. 2010. Pluto: Sentinel of the Outer Solar System. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Jones, Barrie William. Pluto: Sentinel of the Outer Solar System New York: Cambridge University Press, 2010.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Jones, Barrie William. Pluto: Sentinel of the Outer Solar System Cambridge University Press, 2010.

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