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How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming

How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming - Mike Brown This book is precisely what I was looking for in a book about Pluto. It contains all the depth of information that The Pluto Files ´╗┐was missing but still had a narrative voice I enjoyed even more than either of the other books. From the story of the narrator's experiences trying to write papers while becoming a parent (including being so tired he accidentally loaded the laundry machine with cat litter!) to his exasperation with the bickering scientific community, there was no shortage of moments which made me laugh. I also found the author's argument that Pluto not be considered a planet the most convincing argument so far and I enjoyed following his thought process on the matter as a great example of the scientific process. I would highly recommend this book for anyone looking for a fun micro-history, to anyone looking to learn about the debate on Pluto, and to anyone wanting to learn about science or astronomy in general. A very enjoyable read.