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Author Lequeux, James.

Title Le Verrier-- magnificent and detestable astronomer / James Lequeux ; edited and with an introduction by William Sheehan ; translated by Bernard Sheehan
Published New York, NY : Springer, ©2013


Description 1 online resource
Series Astrophysics and space science library, 0067-0057 ; 397
Astrophysics and space science library ; 397.
Contents The Years of His Youth (1811-1845) -- The Discovery of Neptune (1845-1846) -- Waiting in the Wings (1847-1853) -- The Observatory: At Last! -- The Dictator (1854-1870) -- The Fall (1870-1872) -- The Second Reign (1873-1877) -- Telegraphic Longitudes -- Le Verrier and Meteorology -- The Legacy of Le Verrier
Summary Le Verrier was a superb scientist. His discovery of Neptune in 1846 made him the most famous astronomer of his time. He produced a complete theory of the motions of the planets which served as a basis for planetary ephemeris for a full century. Doing this, he discovered an anomaly in the motion of Mercury which later became the first proof of General Relativity. He also founded European meteorology. However his arrogance and bad temper created many enemies, and he was even fired from his position of Director of the Paris Observatory
Analysis Physics
Astronomy, Observations and Techniques
History of Science
History and Philosophical Foundations of Physics
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Le Verrier, U.-J. (Urbain J.), 1811-1877.
Le Verrier, U.-J. (Urbain J.), 1811-1877.
Astronomers -- France -- Biography
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Science & Technology.
SCIENCE -- Astronomy.
Genre/Form Electronic books
collective biographies.
Form Electronic book
Author Sheehan, William
ISBN 9781461455653