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A more perfect heaven : how Copernicus revolutionized the cosmos

Author: Dava Sobel
Publisher: New York : Walker & Company, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Pbk. 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; Nicolaus Copernicus
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dava Sobel
ISBN: 0802778941 9780802778949
OCLC Number: 812780340
Description: xiv, 273 pages : illustrations, 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.
Other Titles: How Copernicus revolutionized the cosmos
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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