- Author:Tom Standage
- Publisher:Allen Lane / The Penguin Press; First Edition edition (2000)
- Pages:144 pages
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The Neptune File book.
The Neptune File book.
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Tom Standage is science correspondent of The Economist. He is the author of THE VICTORIAN INTERNET and has written for Wired, The Guardian, The Independent and The Daily Telegraph. He is married and lives in Greenwich. Not content to rest on his ample laurels after 'The Victorian Internet', Tom Standage's tale of the discovery of Neptune by 'planet detectives' Adams and Le Verrier was a hugely thought-provoking, intriguing and (above all) enthralling read. I couldn't put it down.
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planet detectives and the discovery of worlds unseen. Adams theorized that Uranus’s orbit was being affected by the gravitational pull of another, as-yet-unseen planet. Published 2000 by Allen Lane, The Penguin Press in London Adams theorized that Uranus’s orbit was being affected by the gravitational pull of another, as-yet-unseen planet. Furthermore, he believed that he did not need to see the planet to know where it was.
The neptune file: planet detectives and the discovery of worlds unseen. LIKE many great stories of scientific accomplishment, the discovery of Neptune combines high intellectual achievement with bitter human controversy. Astronomers redrew their maps and calculated the future orbit of the new planet. But Uranus was not easy to predict.
The "Neptune File" tells the story of the gifted mathematician John Couch Adams and the discovery of the planet Neptune in 1846.
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The story of the discoveries of Uranus and Neptune is told in The Neptune File: Planet detectives and the discovery of worlds unseen by Tom Standage (Allen Lane, 2000). It’s entertaining, though it feels a bit like he’s trying to stretch it to book length. The story of the discovery of extra-solar planets has been better told elsewhere, for instance. Still, an enjoyable read. Beyond Pluto: Exploring the outer limits of the solar system by John Davies (Cambridge, 2001) tells the story of the discovery of the Kuiper Belt and transNeptunian objects.