Pluto: Sentinel of the Outer Solar System (Google eBook)
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 largest 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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - mariesansone - LibraryThing
Author Barrie W. Jones, Emeritus Professor of Astronomy in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, The Open University, selects the "tiny distant world" of Pluto to launch a far-ranging discussion of ... Read full review
Review: Pluto: Sentinel of the Outer Solar SystemUser Review - Tracy Black - Goodreads
Some chapters were very interesting, especially those that dealt with the details of Pluto, Charon, and the Kuiper Belt. There were serious issues with target audience. I think it was either 8th ... Read full review