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Pluto: Sentinel of the Outer Solar System

16 August 2010

Richly illustrated, this book by Barrie W Jones (BSc 1962, PhD 1967), Emeritus Professor of Astronomy at The Open University, is a timely account of Pluto for general readers, amateur astronomers and students wanting to know more about this intriguing celestial object. Boxed text provides more advanced information for readers who wish to delve deeper into the subject.

Richly illustrated, this book by Barrie W Jones (BSc 1962, PhD 1967), Emeritus Professor of Astronomy at The Open University, is a timely account of Pluto for general readers, amateur astronomers and students wanting to know more about this intriguing celestial object. Boxed text provides more advanced information for readers who wish to delve deeper into the subject.

It also explores Pluto's satellites and the rich assortment of bodies that constitute the Edgeworth–Kuiper Belt.

Pluto: Sentinel of the Outer Solar System is published by Cambridge University Press, 2010 and is available to buy on Amazon.

Other books published recently by Professor Jones include: Discovering the Solar System, second edition (John Wiley & Sons 2007) and The Search for Life Continued: Planets Around Other Stars (Springer-Praxis 2008).