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Author Copernicus, Nicolaus, 1473-1543, author.

Title Three Treatises on Copernican Theory [electronic resource] / Nicolaus Copernicus.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : Dover Publications, [2018]


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Summary Universally regarded as a founder of modern astronomy, Copernicus wrote in Latin, and his works were unavailable in English until the publication of this 1939 translation. A three-part collection, it consists of the Commentariolus," Copernicus' sketch of his hypotheses for the heavenly motions; "Narratio Prima," Georg Joachim Rheticus' popular introduction to Copernican theory; and "The Letter Against Werner," Copernicus' refutation of the views of one of his contemporaries. The historical relevance of the "Commentariolus" and "Narratio Prima" is hard to overstate; these are the works that launched a revolution in the scientific perception of the universe. The inclusion of "The Letter Against Werner" offers an item of intrinsic interest that sheds light on the development of the great astronomer's thought. This revised edition of the original translation features extensive editorial apparatus, including an Introduction with biographies of Copernicus and his disciple, Georg Joachim Rheticus; background information on each treatise; and an index.".
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Subject Werner, Johannes, 1468-1528. De motu octavae sphaerae.
Rhaticus, Georg Joachim, 1514-1576. De libris revolutionum Nicolai Copernici narratio prima. English.
Copernicus, Nicolaus, 1473-1543. Epistola Coppernici contra Wernerum. English.
Astronomy -- Early works to 1800.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Rosen, Edward, 1906- editor, translator.
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Added Title Commentariolus. English
Other Form: Print version: Copernicus, Nicolaus, 1473-1543. Three treatises on Copernican theory. Mineola, New York : Dover Publications, Inc., 2018. 9780486827759 (DLC)2018023411
ISBN 9780486835334 (epub)
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