Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Pluto on My Mind...

Today’s review is a bit of science fact rather than science fiction.  If you’re mildly interested in the night sky, outer space, or the Solar System, Pluto: Sentinel of the Outer Solar System by Barrie W. Jones is worth reading. It tells the story of the discovery of Uranus, Neptune, and Pluto while explaining some basic principles of astronomy. What I enjoyed most about this book was the way in which it was written. The author’s explanation of astronomical concepts compliments the overall story of discovery. Better still are the sections of more complicated concepts; these are optional and not required to understand the rest of the story.

Overall I recommend this short non-fiction book to anyone who has a fleeting interest in astronomy, the Solar System, or scientific discovery. Stop by the library or place it on hold today. 

Thanks for reading. Questions and comments encouraged below.
-Adam Delaura

Interested in Pluto? Check out NASA’s New Horizons mission to Pluto.

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