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Sobel, Dava.

More perfect heaven : how Copernicus revolutionized the cosmos Dava Sobel. - 1st ed. - New Delhi : Bloomsbury, ©2011. - xiv, 273 p. : ill., maps ; 22 cm.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Pt. 1. Prelude. 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 -- pt. 2. Interplay. "And the sun stood still" : act I -- "And the sun stood still" : act II -- pt. 3. Aftermath. The first account -- On the revolutions of the heavenly spheres -- The Basel edition -- Epitome of copernican astronomy -- Dialogue concerning the two chief systems of the world, Ptolemaic and Copernican -- An annotated census of Copernicus' De revolutionibus -- Thanksgiving.

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.

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Astronomy.


Solar system.

520.92 / SOB-M

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