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Copernicus' secret : how the scientific revolution began

Author: Jack Repcheck
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover edView all editions and formats
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Nicolaus Copernicus gave the world perhaps the most important scientific insight of the modern age, the theory that the earth and the other planets revolve around the sun, and that the earth rotates on its axis every 24 hours--nearly everyone then believed that a perfectly still earth rested in the middle of the cosmos, where all the heavenly bodies revolved around it. A transcendent genius, Copernicus was also a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Nicolaus Copernicus; Kopernikus.; Nicolas Copernic
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jack Repcheck
ISBN: 9780743289511 074328951X
OCLC Number: 144769776
Description: xvi, 239 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Prelude to future troubles --
The precursors --
Childhood --
Student years --
Warmia --
Before the storm --
The death of the bishop --
The mistress and the Frombork wenches --
The taint of Heresy --
The catalyst --
The Nuremberg Cabal --
The meeting --
The first summer --
Convincing Copernicus --
The publication --
The death of Copernicus --
Rheticus after Copernicus --
The impact of On the revolutions.
Responsibility: Jack Repcheck.
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