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

Autore: William T Vollmann
Editore: New York : Norton, ©2006.
Serie: Great discoveries.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : Biography : English : 1st edVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
Banca dati:WorldCat
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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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Genere/forma: Early works
Early works to 1800
Persona incaricata: Nicolaus Copernicus; Nicolaus Copernicus; Nikolaus Kopernikus; Nikolaus Kopernikus; Nicolaus Copernicus
Tipo materiale: Biography, Risorsa internet
Tipo documento: Book, Internet Resource
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: William T Vollmann
ISBN: 0393059693 9780393059694
Numero OCLC: 61479556
Note: "Atlas books."
Descrizione: 295 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Contenuti: 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.
Titolo della serie: Great discoveries.
Responsabilità: 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  Per saperne di più…

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