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In search of planet Vulcan : the ghost in Newton's clockwork universe

Author: Richard Baum; William Sheehan
Publisher: New York : Plenum Press, ©1997.
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Presented for the first time in popular form is the fascinating true story of the search for the phantom planet Vulcan. As with legends of "the lost continent of Atlantis," scientists and dreamers alike have sought to prove that Vulcan is more than just a myth. Historians of astronomy Richard Baum and William Sheehan have combed the continents, digging through dusty letters and journals, to unravel this mysterious
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Genre/Form: Miscellanea
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Baum, Richard, 1930-
In search of planet Vulcan.
New York : Plenum Press, ©1997
(OCoLC)624416568
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard Baum; William Sheehan
ISBN: 0306455676 9780306455674
OCLC Number: 35961387
Description: xvi, 310 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Responsibility: Richard Baum and William Sheehan.
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