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Copernicus' secret : how the scientific revolution began

Auteur: Jack Repcheck
Uitgever: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2007.
Editie/Formaat:   Boek : Biografie : Engels : 1st Simon & Schuster hardcover edAlle edities en materiaalsoorten bekijken.
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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  Meer lezen...
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Genre/Vorm: Biography
Genoemd persoon: Nicolaus Copernicus; Kopernikus.; Nicolas Copernic; Nicolaus Copernicus
Genre: Biografie, Internetbron
Soort document: Boek, Internetbron
Alle auteurs / medewerkers: Jack Repcheck
ISBN: 9780743289511 074328951X
OCLC-nummer: 144769776
Beschrijving: xvi, 239 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Inhoud: 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.
Verantwoordelijkheid: Jack Repcheck.
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