Title: The Pluto Files: The Rise and Fall of America’s Favorite Planet
Author: Neil deGrasse Tyson
Fun Fact: Every 228 years, Pluto is closer to the sun the Neptune is.
Review Summary: Fun and approachable, but not much substance.
The Pluto Files chronicles the history of Pluto, from its’ discovery in 1930 to the more recent debate about its’ classification as a planet. Tyson takes a mostly unbiased approach to this debate, with lots of quotes from other scientists giving an overview of the issue. The book also includes lots funny cartoons about Pluto, which were by far my favorite part of the book! Continue reading