Uncentering the Earth: Copernicus and The Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheresby William T. Vollmann
“Highly personal and philosophical . . . the next best thing to reading Copernicus.”Publishers Weekly
In 1543, the Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus lay on his deathbed, reportedly holding his just-published masterpiece, The Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres, in his hands. Placing the sun at the center of the universe, Copernicus launched
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