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Repcheck, Jack

Works: 14 works in 60 publications in 8 languages and 4,038 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Textbooks  Biographies 
Roles: Author
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Publications by Jack Repcheck
Most widely held works by Jack Repcheck
The man who found time : James Hutton and the discovery of the earth's antiquity by Jack Repcheck( Book )
31 editions published between 2003 and 2009 in English and Chinese and held by 2,567 libraries worldwide
Follows the story of the gentleman farmer from Edinburgh whose observations about the age of the planet challenged theological beliefs, by citing his contributions to proving Darwin's theories
Copernicus' secret : how the scientific revolution began by Jack Repcheck( Book )
15 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 1,366 libraries worldwide
Nicolaus Copernicus gave the world perhaps the most important scientific insight of the modern age, the theory that the earth and the other planets revolve around the sun. He was also the first to proclaim that the earth rotates on its axis once every twenty-four hours. His theory was truly radical: during his lifetime nearly everyone believed that a perfectly still earth rested in the middle of the cosmos, where all the heavenly bodies revolved around it. One of the transcendent geniuses of the early Renaissance, Copernicus was also a flawed and conflicted person. A cleric who lived during the tumultuous years of the early Reformation, he may have been sympathetic to the teachings of the Lutherans. Although he had taken a vow of celibacy, he kept at least one mistress. Supremely confident intellectually, he hesitated to disseminate his work among other scholars. It fact, he kept his astronomical work a secret, revealing it to only a few intimates, and the manuscript containing his revolutionary theory, which he refined for at least twenty years, remained "hidden among my things." It is unlikely that Copernicus' masterwork would ever have been published if not for a young mathematics professor named Georg Joachim Rheticus. He had heard of Copernicus' ideas, and with his imagination on fire he journeyed hundreds of miles to a land where, as a Lutheran, he was forbidden to travel. Rheticus' meeting with Copernicus in a small cathedral town in northern Poland proved to be one of the most important encounters in history. Copernicus' Secret recreates the life and world of the scientific genius whose work revolutionized astronomy and altered our understanding of our place in the world. It tells the surprising, little-known story behind the dawn of the scientific age
Der Mann, der die Zeit fand : James Hutton und die Entdeckung der Erdgeschichte by Jack Repcheck( Book )
1 edition published in 2007 in German and held by 47 libraries worldwide
Copernicus by Jack Repcheck( Book )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 26 libraries worldwide
Traces the story of the enigmatic scientist while revealing how he was able to make his pivotal discovery about how the Earth revolves around the sun in spite of limited technology and the obscure belief systems of his contemporaries
L'uomo che scoprì il tempo : James Hutton e l'età della terra by Jack Repcheck( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in Italian and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Intermediate microeconomics : a modern approach by Hal R Varian( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
This edition continues the title's contemporary emphasis and is aimed at students studying microeconomics in their first or second years. It provides fresh insights into information technology, expanded coverage of strategic behaviour and a new chapter on auctions featuring fresh research
Jieimuzu hatton : Chikyū no nenrei o hakkenshita kagakusha ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in Japanese and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Essentials of geology by Stephen Marshak( Book )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
"Essentials of Geology, Fifth Edition, integrates Marshak's popular and proven text approach with exciting new media and assessment resources that guide students to a clearer understanding of the course material. Marshak has personally applied his expertise, with an emphasis on the visuals, to this robust suite of videos, animations and simulations, art, and interactive assessment questions that get students seeing and engaging with geologic concepts as a geologist would"--Publisher's website
O segredo de Copérnico : como a revolução cientifica começou by Jack Repcheck( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in Portuguese and held by 1 library worldwide
Fa xian shi jian de ren by Jack Repcheck( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in Chinese and held by 1 library worldwide
Ben shu cong " sheng jing " bian xue tan qi, jin er zhui su " xian dai di zhi xue zhi fu " he du cheng chang yu qiu xue de li cheng, zhen shi di zai xian le 18 shi ji ai zheng bao de gui zu, zhi shi fen zi ju hui yu cheng chang de chang jing
The man who found time : James Hutton and the discovery of the earth's antiquity by Jack Repcheck( Sound Recording )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
[The book is about] James Hutton ... Hutton proved that the earth was likely millions of years old rather than the biblically determined six thousand, and that it was continuously being shaped and re-shaped by myriad everyday forces rather than one cataclysmic event. [The author] tells the ... story of this Scottish gentleman farmer, and how his simple observations on a small tract of land led him to a controversial -- some would say heretical -- theory ... [This book] is also the story of Scotland and the Scottish Enlightenment.-Dust jacket
Kochanka Kopernika by Jack Repcheck( file )
1 edition published in 2008 in Polish and held by 1 library worldwide
The man who found time the discovery of the Earth's antiquity by Jack Repcheck( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 0 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
レプチェック, ジャック
English (44)
Chinese (4)
Polish (4)
Spanish (3)
Italian (2)
German (1)
Japanese (1)
Portuguese (1)
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