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Author Sobel, Dava, author.

Title And the sun stood still : a play in two acts / Dava Sobel.

Publication Info. New York : Bloomsbury USA, 2016.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    812 Sobel,D SOB    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description xi, 90 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
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Summary "In the spring of 1539, a young German mathematician--Georg Joachim Rheticus--journeyed hundreds of miles to northern Poland to meet the legendary, elderly cleric and reluctant astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus. Some two decades earlier, Copernicus had floated the mind-boggling theory that the Sun, not the Earth, was stationary at the center of the universe, and he was rumored to have crafted a book that could prove it. Though exactly what happened between them can never be known, Rheticus shepherded Copernicus's great work into production and De revolutionibus orbium coelestium ultimately changed the course of human understanding. Dava Sobel imagines their dramatic encounter, and with wit and erudition gives them personality. Through clever and dramatic dialogue, she brings alive the months Rheticus and Copernicus spent together--the one a heretical Lutheran, the other a free-thinking Catholic--and in the process illuminates the historic tension between science and religion."-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Copernicus, Nicolaus, 1473-1543 -- Drama.
Astronomers -- Poland -- Drama.
Genre/Form Biographical fiction.
Historical fiction.
Biographical drama.
Historical drama.
ISBN 9780802716941 (hardcover ; acid-free paper)
0802716946 (hardcover ; acid-free paper)

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