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Sun, stand thou still : the life and work of Copernicus the astronomer

Author: A Armitage
Publisher: New York : H. Schuman, 1947.
Series: Life of science library.
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Genre/Form: History
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Armitage, A. (Angus), 1902-1976.
Sun, stand thou still.
New York, H. Schuman [1947]
(OCoLC)652325529
Named Person: Nicolaus Copernicus; Nicolaus Copernicus
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A Armitage
OCLC Number: 845665
Notes: Includes index.
Description: x, 210 pages : illustrations, portrait ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. I. Astronomy before Copernicus. Introduction --
The human adventure --
The face of the sky --
The first astronomers --
The coming of the Greeks --
The beginning of science --
Pythagoras of Samos --
The philosophers --
Aristotle --
Greek astronomy --
The centuries between --
The age of Copernicus --
pt. II. The man and his work. Parentage and birth --
Boyhood --
Cracow --
Bologna and Rome --
Padua and Ferrara --
Heilsberg Castle --
Copernicus the humanist --
Frauenburg and Allenstein --
Copernicus the observer --
The reform of the calendar --
War --
The diseases of money --
Later years --
Copernicus the physician --
The coming of rheticus --
The beginning of immortality --
The "Revolutions" --
The prefaces --
The motion of the earth --
The size of the universe --
Copernicus the man --
pt. III. The triumph of the Copernican theory. The first reaction --
The Copernican theory in England --
The unbounded universe --
A new star and a great observer --
How a planet moves --
The new mechanics --
The telescope on the witness stand --
The challenge --
The champion --
The whirlpool universe --
Universal gravitation --
Is the Copernican theory true?
Series Title: Life of science library.
Responsibility: Angus Armitage.

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