On the Revolution of Heavenly Spheres

On the Revolution of Heavenly Spheres

by Nicolaus Copernicus
     
 

ISBN-10: 1573920355

ISBN-13: 9781573920353

Pub. Date: 11/28/1995

Publisher: Prometheus Books

The Ptolemaic system of the universe, with the earth at the center, had held sway since antiquity as authoritative in philosophy, science, and church teaching. Following his observations of the heavenly bodies, Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543) abandoned the geocentric system for a heliocentric model, with the sun at the center. His remarkable work, On the

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The Ptolemaic system of the universe, with the earth at the center, had held sway since antiquity as authoritative in philosophy, science, and church teaching. Following his observations of the heavenly bodies, Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543) abandoned the geocentric system for a heliocentric model, with the sun at the center. His remarkable work, On the Revolutions of Heavenly Spheres, stands as one of the greatest intellectual revolutions of all time, and profoundly influenced, among others, Galileo and Sir Isaac Newton.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781573920353
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Publication date:
11/28/1995
Series:
Great Minds Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
654,187
Product dimensions:
5.39(w) x 8.38(h) x 0.73(d)

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