How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming

Author(s): Mike Brown
Genre: History, Science
Original Publish Date: Dec 07, 2010
Product Number: EB00166442
Released: Dec 29, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9780385531092
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
Please log in to view pricing


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?

All formats/editions

Author(s): Mike Brown
Narrator(s): Ryan Gesell
Genre: History, Science
Product Number Z100010826
Released: Dec 07, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Books on Tape
ISBN: #9780307932709

Sign up for our email newsletter