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The Hunt for Vulcan

The Hunt for Vulcan

...And How Albert Einstein Destroyed a Planet, Discovered Relativity, and Deciphered the Universe

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Published by Random House in United States .
Written in English


The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Paginationxv, 229p.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL26516471M
ISBN 109780812988307, 9780812988291

Hunt for Vulcan was very well received. In , the book was short-listed for the Royal Society’s book prize and it earned widespread praise. Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Díaz writes “The Hunt for Vulcan is science writing at its best This book is not just learned, passionate, and witty — it is profoundly wise.". The book was The Hunt for Vulcan: And How Albert Einstein Destroyed a Planet, Discovered Relativity, and Deciphered the Universe by Thomas Levenson. I have to applaud them for the gorgeous cover which not only loudly proclaims the home planet of some super rad aliens but features our galaxy and the elliptical paths of our planets/5(6).

Praise for The Hunt for Vulcan “Delightful a charming tale about an all-but-forgotten episode in science history.”—The Wall Street Journal “Engaging At heart, this is a story about how science advances, one insight at a time. But the immediacy, almost romance, of Levenson’s writing makes it almost novelistic.”.   The captivating, all-but-forgotten story of Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, and the search for a planet that never existed For more than fifty years, the world's top scientists searched for the "missing" planet Vulcan, whose existence was mandated by Isaac Newton's theories of gravity. Countless hours were spent on the hunt for the elusive orb, and some of the era's most skilled .

The Hunt for Vulcan: And How Albert Einstein Destroyed a Planet, Discovered Relativity, and Deciphered the Universe Thomas Levenson. Random, $26 (p) ISBN The Hunt for Vulcan | The captivating, all-but-forgotten story of Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, and the search for a planet that never existed. For more than 50 years, the world's top scientists searched for the "missing" planet Vulcan, whose existence was mandated by Isaac Newton's theories of gravity.


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In The Hunt for Vulcan, Thomas Levenson follows the visionary scientists who inhabit the story of the phantom planet, starting with Isaac Newton, who, inprovided an explanation for all matter in motion throughout the universe, leading to Urbain-Jean-Joseph Le Verrier, who, almost two centuries later, built on Newton's theories and /5().

“The Hunt for Vulcan is a short, beautifully produced book that tells a cautionary tale Levenson is a breezy writer who renders complex ideas in down-to-earth language and colorfully illustrates the limits of scientific theory as it faces new data and even more persuasive theories.”Cited by: 2.

Very short book that looked at how Newtonian physics works when applied to the very large but breaks down when it comes to the very small.

This book attempts to tell this well told tale by using the hunt for Vulcan as the backdrop. While this is definitely a novel angle for me, the rest of the material has been told often and told better.4/5.

“The Hunt for Vulcan is a short, beautifully produced book that tells a cautionary tale Levenson is a breezy writer who renders complex ideas in down-to-earth language and colorfully illustrates the limits of scientific theory as it faces new data and even more persuasive theories.”.

The captivating, all-but-forgotten story of Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, and the search for a planet that never existed For more than fifty years, the world's top scientists searched for the "missing" planet Vulcan, whose existence was mandated by Isaac Newton's theories of gravity.

Countless hours were spent on the hunt for the elusive orb, and some of the era's most skilled astronomers /5(8). Levenson (Science Writing/MIT; Newton and the Counterfeiter: The Unknown Detective Career of the World's Greatest Scientist,etc.) connects Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity to Isaac Newton's Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy.

In their day, each provided a radical new picture of gravity that ultimately depended on astronomical : Thomas Levenson. In The Hunt for Vulcan, Thomas Levenson follows the visionary scientists who inhabit the story of the phantom planet, starting with Isaac Newton, who in provided an explanation for all matter in motion throughout the universe, leading to Urbain-Jean-Joseph Le Verrier, who almost two centuries later built on Newton’s theories and.

In The Hunt for Vulcan, Thomas Levenson follows the visionary scientists who inhabit the story of the phantom planet, starting with Isaac Newton, who, inprovided an explanation for all matter in motion throughout the universe, leading to Urbain-Jean-Joseph Le Verrier, who, almost two centuries later, built on Newton's theories and.

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The Hunt for Vulcan is a short, beautifully produced book that tells a cautionary tale Levenson is a breezy writer who renders complex ideas in down-to-earth language and colorfully illustrates the limits of scientific theory as it faces new data and even more persuasive theories/5(85).

Well, Hunt for Vulcan they certainly did. Unlike the previous books in the series, this one essentially focuses on just one part, one battle, on Caldera. And I think that it takes away something from the book, it's been so much fun reading about the politics on Terra, almost as fun as reading about all the battles, that it is so missed here/5.

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY The history of science brims with searches for mysteries that didn't pan out, and Levenson (Newton and the Counterfeiter), director of the graduate program in science writing at MIT, charmingly captures the highs and lows of one such hunt for the "undiscovered" planet Vulcan in the 19th century.5/5(5).

THE Hunt for vulcan. Part comedy of errors, part investigation of how science really works, told through the tale of a planet that ought to have exisetd, but didn’t. Pulitzer Prize winner Junot Díaz writes “Thw Hunt for Vulcan is science writing at its best This book is not just learned, passionate, and witt — it is profoundly wise.".

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News, author interviews, critics' picks and Author: Thomas Levenson. The hunt for a hypothetical planet called Vulcan near Mercury fascinated author Tom Levenson for years.

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Buy The Hunt for Vulcan (Hardback) by Thomas Levenson. From £ FANTASTIC OFFERS on quality books, collections, audio CD's and more - EXCLUSIVE to Book People. In The Hunt for Vulcan, Thomas Levenson follows the visionary scientists who inhabit the story of the phantom planet, starting with Isaac Newton, who in provided an explanation for all matter in motion throughout the universe, leading to Urbain-Jean-Joseph Le Verrier, who almost two centuries later built on Newton's theories and discovered /5(6).

The Hunt for Vulcan is an inspiring tale about the quest for discovery and the challenges and joys of understanding our universe."--Walter Isaacson "The Hunt for Vulcan is equal to the best science writing I've read anywhere, by any author.

Beautifully composed, rich in historical context, deeply researched, it is, above all, great : Thomas Levenson. The Hunt for Vulcan - Thomas Levenson - posted in Astro Art, Books, Websites & Other Media: The Hunt for Vulcan is a book by Thomas Levenson about the hunt for a hypothesized intra-Mercurial planet named Vulcan.

Its a really quick but informative read that covers a large bit of planetary history and mathematics; from Newtons laws of motion and gravity to Einsteins theory of .