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Author Sobel, Dava

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

Publ Info New York : Walker, 2011
Edition First U.S. edition
 CCRI-Lincoln  QB501.S75 2011    AVAILABLE
 RIC  QB501.S75 2011    AVAILABLE
 RWU Main Library  QB501 .S75 2011    AVAILABLE
 Wheaton Stacks  QB501 .S75 2011    AVAILABLE
Descript xiv, 273 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
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Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 257-261) and index
Contents 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 copeernican astronomy -- Dialogue concerning the two chief systems of the world, Ptolemaic and Copernican -- An annotated census of Copernicus' De revolutionibus -- Thanksgiving
Note 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
LC subject Copernicus, Nicolaus, 1473-1543 -- Influence
Copernicus, Nicolaus, 1473-1543. De revolutionibus orbium caelestium
Solar system
ISBN 9780802717931 (hbk.)
0802717934 (hbk.)