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A more perfect heaven : how Copernicus revolutionized the cosmos

Author: Dava Sobel
Publisher: New York : Walker, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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Traces the story of the reclusive sixteenth-century cleric who introduced the revolutionary idea that the Earth orbits the sun, describing the dangerous forces and complicated personalities that marked the publication of Copernicus's findings.
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Named Person: Nicolaus Copernicus; Nicolaus Copernicus; Copernicus Nicolaus; Nicolaus Copernicus; Nicolaus Copernicus; Nicolaus Copernicus
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dava Sobel
ISBN: 9780802717931 0802717934
OCLC Number: 701806421
Description: xiv, 273 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm.
Contents: Pt. 1. Prelude. Moral, rustic, and amorous epistles --
The brief sketch --
Leases of abandoned farmsteads --
On the method of minting money --
The letter against Werner --
The bread tariff --
pt. 2. Interplay. "And the sun stood still" : act I --
"And the sun stood still" : act II --
pt. 3. Aftermath. The first account --
On the revolutions of the heavenly spheres --
The Basel edition --
Epitome of copernican astronomy --
Dialogue concerning the two chief systems of the world, Ptolemaic and Copernican --
An annotated census of Copernicus' De revolutionibus --
Thanksgiving.
Responsibility: Dava Sobel.

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Traces the story of the reclusive sixteenth-century cleric who introduced the revolutionary idea that the Earth orbits the sun, describing the dangerous forces and complicated personalities that marked the publication of Copernicus's findings.

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