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Nicolaus Copernicus: an essay on his life and work.

Author: Fred Hoyle
Publisher: New York, Harper & Row [1973]
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : [1st U.S. ed.]View all editions and formats
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This is a reassessment of the work of the father of modern astronomy by one of the great astronomers of our time. Fred Hoyle analyzes the problem confronting Copernicus, and the manner of its solution. The derivation of the astronomical theory is reinforced by Hoyle's extraordinary insight into the historical background.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hoyle, Fred, Sir.
Nicolaus Copernicus.
New York, Harper & Row [1973]
(OCoLC)625054836
Named Person: Nicolaus Copernicus; Nicolaus Copernicus; Nicolaus Copernicus
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Fred Hoyle
ISBN: 0060119713 9780060119713
OCLC Number: 658916
Description: xi, 94 pages illustrations 21 cm
Contents: Preliminaries --
Mr. Standfast --
The heliocentric theory of Aristarchus --
Copernicus and Ptolemy.

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This is a reassessment of the work of the father of modern astronomy by one of the great astronomers of our time. Fred Hoyle analyzes the problem confronting Copernicus, and the manner of its solution. The derivation of the astronomical theory is reinforced by Hoyle's extraordinary insight into the historical background.

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