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Ten Worlds: Everything That Orbits the Sun

Crosswell, Ken

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ISBN 10: 1590785312 / ISBN 13: 9781590785317
Published by Boyds Mills Pr, Hilliard, Ohio, U.S.A., 2007
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this book is inscribed by the author, it looks as new. The dust jacket has some very light rubbing and light wear at the bottom of the spine; otherwise it is great condition and has a new feel to it. The dust jacket is now in a mylar cover. Overseas shipping will be more. Inscribed by Author(s). Bookseller Inventory # 073798

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Title: Ten Worlds: Everything That Orbits the Sun

Publisher: Boyds Mills Pr, Hilliard, Ohio, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

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This book is revised to expand on the Pluto Controversy. To give young readers the science behind the headlines, astronomer Ken Croswell has revised the acclaimed Ten Worlds - the most substantial and beautiful children's book about the solar system. Pluto is demoted and astronomers revolt! In 2006, hundreds of astronomers voted that icy Pluto was not a planet. But hundreds of other astronomers signed a petition refusing to recognize that vote. Is Pluto just an oversized comet - too small to be a planet? Or does it deserve the status it has had for seventy-six years? Tenth Planet is discovered! Ten Worlds is the only children's book with the full story of the tenth world, Eris. Its discovery in 2005 rekindled the old dispute about Pluto and triggered the controversial vote. Eris is bigger than Pluto. If Pluto is a planet, isn't Eris one, too? Croswell informs readers about the discovery of Eris and the long-running argument about what makes a planet. Also in Ten Worlds you find: large, lavish photographs, the latest on each of the planets and the seven biggest moons in the solar system.

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Ken Croswell earned a PhD in astronomy at Harvard University. He is the author of several critically acclaimed books, including See the Stars: Your First Guide to the Night Sky published by Boyds Mills Press. His books for adults include The Alchemy of the Heavens, a Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist; Planet Quest, a New Scientist bestseller and a New York Times Notable Book of the Year; and Magnificent Universe, a New Scientist bestseller. He has written numerous articles about astronomy for Highlights for Children, the New York Times, Astronomy, Sky & Telescope, and New Scientist. He lives in Berkeley, California.

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