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Copernicus' secret : how the scientific revolution began, Jack Repcheck

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Copernicus' secret : how the scientific revolution began
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Copernicus' secret
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how the scientific revolution began
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Jack Repcheck
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eng
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Nicolaus Copernicus gave the world perhaps the most important scientific insight of the modern age, the theory that the earth and the other planets revolve around the sun, and that the earth rotates on its axis every 24 hours--nearly everyone then believed that a perfectly still earth rested in the middle of the cosmos, where all the heavenly bodies revolved around it. A transcendent genius, Copernicus was also a flawed and conflicted person. During the tumultuous years of the early Reformation, he may have been sympathetic to the teachings of the Lutherans. Supremely confident intellectually, he hesitated to disseminate his work--in fact, he kept it a secret, and the manuscript containing his theory, which he refined for at least twenty years, remained "hidden among my things." It might never have been published if not for the enthusiasm of a young mathematician who journeyed hundreds of miles to meet him.--From publisher description
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Title
Copernicus
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Traces the story of the enigmatic scientist while revealing how he was able to make his pivotal discovery about how the Earth revolves around the sun in spite of limited technology and the obscure belief systems of his contemporaries
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Biography type
individual biography
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216026
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DLC
Dewey number
  • 520.92
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Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QB36.C8
LC item number
R387 2007
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Jack Repcheck
Copernicus' secret : how the scientific revolution began, Jack Repcheck
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 197-216) and index
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ocn144769776
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Dimensions
23 cm.
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Edition
1st Simon & Schuster hardcover ed.
Extent
xvi, 239 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780743289511
Lccn
2007024649
Other physical details
ill., maps
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(OCoLC)144769776

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