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|Named Person:||Georg Joachim Rhäticus; Nicolaus Copernicus; Nicolaus Copernicus; Georg Joachim Rhäticus; Georg Joachim Rheticus|
|Material Type:||Biography, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Dennis Richard Danielson
|Description:||264 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm|
Though no one could have known it at the time, this action changed the course of civilization. Without the intervention of the young mathematician, Copernicus's seminal work would likely have sunk into oblivion; instead, it ushered in a new understanding of the physical universe, and today is acclaimed as a landmark of scientific and cultural history. The First Copernican is the first popular account of the life of Georg Joachim Rheticus - Copernican muse, founder of modern trigonometry, and champion of new science at the threshold of the modern world. Dennis Danielson's biography provides a prism through which the dawn of the Copernican Revolution shines in fresh and illuminating ways, revealing the intense curiosity and singular community from which science itself took flight. Book jacket. Includes information on geometry, harmony, Martin Luther, mathematics, Ptolemy, etc.