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The Neptune file : a story of astronomical rivalry and the pioneers of planet hunting

Author: Tom Standage
Publisher: New York : Walker, ©2000.
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Chronicles the discovery of the planet Neptune and examines the effect this discovery--made by mathematical calculation rather than observation--has since had on astronomy.
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Named Person: John Couch Adams; John Couch Adams; John Couch Adams
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tom Standage
ISBN: 0802713637 9780802713636
OCLC Number: 44493238
Description: x, 240 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Contents: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Responsibility: Tom Standage.
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Chronicles the discovery of the planet Neptune and examines the effect this discovery--made by mathematical calculation rather than observation--has since had on astronomy.

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