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

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The Neptune file : a story of astronomical rivalry and the pioneers of planet hunting
Title
The Neptune file
Title remainder
a story of astronomical rivalry and the pioneers of planet hunting
Statement of responsibility
Tom Standage
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Neptune File is the first full account of the dramatic events surrounding the eighth planet's discovery, and the story of two remarkable men who were able to "see" on paper what astronomers looking through telescopes for more than 200 years had overlooked." "Drawing on long-lost documents in George Airy's Neptune scrapbook, which resurfaced mysteriously at an observatory in Chile in 1999, The Neptune File is an exploration of the science that underpins planetary astronomy. And the tale continues to unfold, as Tom Standage relates: Since 1995, astronomers have discovered more than 40 planets outside our solar system, opening an intriguing window on the universe. Yet none of these planets have ever been seen. Their discovery - and the history of science - owes much to the two men who unlocked the secret to locating unseen new worlds."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
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Standage, Tom
Dewey number
523.48/1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB36.A2
LC item number
S73 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Adams, John Couch
  • Neptune (Planet)
  • Planetology
  • Adams, John Couch
  • Planetology
  • Neptune (Planet)
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The Neptune file : a story of astronomical rivalry and the pioneers of planet hunting, Tom Standage
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Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Walker, ©2000
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-228) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
Berkley trade pbk. ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 240 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036755102
Label
The Neptune file : a story of astronomical rivalry and the pioneers of planet hunting, Tom Standage
Link
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Walker, ©2000
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 223-228) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Edition
Berkley trade pbk. ed.
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 240 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations)
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1036755102

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