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How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming by Mike Brown
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Jan 02, 2011

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bookshelves: 2010, non-fiction, science-and-nature, signed-out
Recommended for: science geeks
Read from December 11 to 22, 2010 , read count: 1

This is probably a 3.5 star book for me, really.

Mike Brown writes well and it was an interesting tale, finding out exactly how Pluto got de-planeted. It just had a tad too much of the "here is what else was going on in my life at the time" angle for me. I wanted the science, and Brown wanted to tell me about his long weekends with his wife and all about the birth of his child. Yes, that's all nice stuff, but... I just wanted the science. (I had this same problem with Dewey: The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched The World, which was 25% about Dewey, and 75% about the author's life.)

So, if you want to hear how it happened, this book is a good place to go. Just expect a bit of meandering along the way.
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