Book Reviews: J.C. Adams, Cambridge and Neptune

@article{Hughes1996BookRJ,
  title={Book Reviews: J.C. Adams, Cambridge and Neptune},
  author={David W. Hughes},
  journal={Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London},
  year={1996},
  volume={50},
  pages={245 - 248}
}
  • D. Hughes
  • Published 1 July 1996
  • Physics
  • Notes and Records of the Royal Society of London
H.M. Harrison, Voyager in Time and Space: The life of John Couch Adams, Cambridge Astronomer. The Book Guild Ltd, Sussex, 1994. Pp. 282, £15.00 (Hardbound ISBN 0-86332-918-7). John Couch Adams (1819-1892), Lowndean Professor of Astronomy and Geometry at Cambridge (1858-1892) and Director of the Cambridge Observatory (1861-1892), is unfortunately remembered more for what he did not do than for what he did. Adams did not win the celestial mechanics race that led to the discovery of the planet…