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On the revolutions of heavenly spheres

Author: Nicolaus Copernicus
Publisher: Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 1995.
Series: Great minds series.
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The Ptolemaic system of the universe, with the earth at the center, had held sway since antiquity as authoritative in philosophy, science, and church teaching. Following his observations of the heavenly bodies, Copernicus abandoned the geocentric system for a heliocentric model, with the sun at the center. This book stands as one of the supreme monuments of science. It led to one of the greatest intellectual  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Copernicus, Nicolaus, 1473-1543.
On the revolution of heavenly spheres.
Amherst, N.Y. : Prometheus Books, 1995
(OCoLC)894770642
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicolaus Copernicus
ISBN: 1573920355 9781573920353
OCLC Number: 32922352
Notes: Previously published: On the revolutions of the celestial spheres. Annapolis : St. John's Bookstore, ©1939.
Description: viii, 336 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Series Title: Great minds series.
Other Titles: De revolutionibus orbium coelestium.
Responsibility: Nicolaus Copernicus ; [translated by Charles Glenn Wallis].

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The Ptolemaic system of the universe, with the earth at the center, had held sway since antiquity as authoritative in philosophy, science, and church teaching. Following his observations of the heavenly bodies, Copernicus abandoned the geocentric system for a heliocentric model, with the sun at the center. This book stands as one of the supreme monuments of science. It led to one of the greatest intellectual revolutions of all time, and profoundly influenced, among others, Galileo and Sir Isaac Newton.

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