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Uncentering the Earth : Copernicus and the revolutions of the heavenly spheres

Auteur : William T Vollmann
Éditeur : New York : Norton, ©2006.
Collection : Great discoveries.
Édition/format :   Print book : Biographie : Anglais : 1st edVoir toutes les éditions et tous les formats
Base de données :WorldCat
Résumé :
An analysis of the astronomer's pivotal sixteenth-century work traces how his challenge to beliefs about an Earth-centric solar system had a profound influence on the ways in which humanity understands itself and the universe.
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Genre/forme : Early works
Early works to 1800
Personne nommée : Nicolaus Copernicus; Nicolaus Copernicus; Nicolaus Copernicus; Nikolaus Kopernikus; Nikolaus Kopernikus
Type d’ouvrage : Biographie, Ressource Internet
Format : Livre, Ressource Internet
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs : William T Vollmann
ISBN : 0393059693 9780393059694 9780393329186 0393329186
Numéro OCLC : 61479556
Notes : "Atlas books."
Description : 295 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Contenu : Why the universe screams --
Exegesis: Osiander's preface and I.1-4 --
What we believed: cosmology --
Exegesis: I.5 --
What we believed: motion --
Exegesis: I.5 (cont'd)-I.9 --
The limits of observation in 1543 --
Exegesis: I.10-14 --
Orbits of Venus --
Exegesis: Book II --
What we believed: scriptures --
Exegesis: Book III --
Silent to the end --
Exegesis: Book IV --
The pillars of Hercules --
Exegesis: Book V --
Assessments --
Exegesis: Book VI --
Simplicity --
Burnings.
Titre de collection : Great discoveries.
Responsabilité : William T. Vollmann.
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As contemporary cosmologists explore the universe's vastness and the nearly insignificant role mankind plays in it, the repercussions from Copernicus's radical views continue to resound. The author  Lire la suite...

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