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Copernicus' secret : how the scientific revolution began

Autor Jack Repcheck
Vydavatel: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2007.
Vydání/formát:   Kniha : Biography : English : 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover edZobrazit všechny vydání a formáty
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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  Přečíst více...
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Žánr/forma: Biography
Osoba: Nicolaus Copernicus; Kopernikus.; Nicolas Copernic
Typ materiálu: Biography, Internetový zdroj
Typ dokumentu: Book, Internet Resource
Všichni autoři/tvůrci: Jack Repcheck
ISBN: 9780743289511 074328951X
OCLC číslo: 144769776
Popis: xvi, 239 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Obsahy: 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.
Odpovědnost: Jack Repcheck.
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