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Copernicus' secret : how the scientific revolution began

Auteur : Jack Repcheck
Éditeur : New York : Simon & Schuster, 2007.
Édition/format :   Print book : Biographie : Anglais : 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover edVoir toutes les éditions et tous les formats
Base de données :WorldCat
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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  Lire la suite...
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Genre/forme : Biography
Personne nommée : Nicolaus Copernicus; Nicolaus Copernicus; Kopernikus.; Nicolas Copernic
Type d’ouvrage : Biographie, Ressource Internet
Format : Livre, Ressource Internet
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs : Jack Repcheck
ISBN : 9780743289511 074328951X
Numéro OCLC : 144769776
Description : xvi, 239 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contenu : 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.
Responsabilité : Jack Repcheck.
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Repcheck's riveting story tells of the enigmatic genius responsible for one of the most important scientific theories ever--and why it took several decades and a stranger's intervention before his  Lire la suite...

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