This stunning astronomy book explores Dwarf Planets and Asteroids: Minor Bodies of the Solar System. Written by a retired astronomer, the book provides a survey of dwarf planets and asteroids, giving details of the discovery, naming, orbits, and physical characteristics of hundreds of examples of known asteroids found by astronomers in the past two centuries. It also includes different groups and classes of asteroids. Those bodies that have been visited by spacecraft are singled out for extra attention, including close-up photos where available. About 200 asteroids have been found to have moons of their own, and the story of their discovery and examples of these moons are also featured.