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Title:A More Perfect Heaven: How Copernicus Revolutionized the Cosmos
Format Type:Ebook
Author:Dava Sobel
Publisher:eBooks
ISBN:0802717934
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Number of Pages:273
Category:Science, History, Non fiction, Biography, Astronomy, History of science

A More Perfect Heaven: How Copernicus Revolutionized the Cosmos by Dava Sobel

PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC A More Perfect Heaven: How Copernicus Revolutionized the Cosmos By the reclusive cleric Nicolaus Copernicus had written and hand copied an initial outline of his heliocentric theory in which he defied common sense and received wisdom to place the sun not the earth at the center of our universe and set the earth spinning among the other planets Over the next two decades Copernicus expanded his theory through hundreds of observations while compiling in secret a book length manuscript that tantalized mathematicians and scientists throughout Europe For fear of ridicule he refused to publish .

In a young German mathematician Georg Joachim Rheticus drawn by rumors of a revolution to rival the religious upheaval of Martin Luther s Reformation traveled to Poland to seek out Copernicus Two years later the Protestant youth took leave of his aging Catholic mentor and arranged to have Copernicus s manuscript published in as i De revolutionibus orbium coelestium i i On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres i the book that forever changed humankind s place in the universe .

In her elegant compelling style Dava Sobel chronicles as nobody has the conflicting personalities and extraordinary discoveries that shaped the Copernican Revolution At the heart of the book is her play i And the Sun Stood Still i imagining Rheticus s struggle to convince Copernicus to let his manuscript see the light of day As she achieved with her bestsellers i Longitude i and i Galileo s Daughter i Sobel expands the bounds of narration giving us an unforgettable portrait of scientific achievement and of the ever present tensions between science and faith

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