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Author Sobel, Dava.

Title A more perfect heaven : how Copernicus revolutionized the cosmos / Dava Sobel.

Imprint New York : Walker & Co., c2011.

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Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    520 SOB    Available
Edition 1st U.S. ed.
Description xiv, 273 p. : ill., maps, ports. ; 22 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Moral, rustic, and amorous epistles -- The brief sketch -- Leases of abandoned farmsteads -- On the method of minting money -- The letter against werner -- The bread tariff -- Interplay -- And the sun stood still -- act I -- And the sun stood still -- act II -- Aftermath -- The first account -- On the revolutions of the heavenly spheres -- The Basel edition, 1566 -- Epitome of copernican astronomy -- Dialogue on the two chief systems of the world: ptolemaic and copernican -- An annotated census of Copernicus' De revolutionibus -- Thanksgiving.
Summary Traces the story of the reclusive sixteenth-century cleric who introduced the revolutionary idea that the Earth orbits the sun, describing the dangerous forces and complicated personalities that marked the publication of Copernicus's findings.
Subject Copernicus, Nicolaus, 1473-1543 -- Influence.
Copernicus, Nicolaus, 1473-1543. De revolutionibus orbium coelestium.
Astronomy.
Solar system.
ISBN 9780802717931
0802717934

 
    
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