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"For scholar and general reader alike it gives us—in wonderful prose—an understanding of the successive revolutions in thought since Copernicus unveiled his theory... The authority of the writers ranks with the brightest of celestial bodies."
The MIT Press
"In the year 1973 the 500th anniversary of the birth of Nicolaus Copernicus stimulated great interest among historians of science and scientists generally. The numerous celebrations of the event stressed the revolutionary character of the introduction of the Copernican theory of the nature of the solar system. The Council of the National Academy of Sciences felt that this provided an excellent opportunity to bring to public attention a popular account of the great advances or breakthroughs in science which have taken place in more recent times and which may be likened in their effects to the Copernican achievement. The present volume is the result of this proposed undertaking. Edited by Jerzy Neyman of the University of California at Berkeley and with an introduction and closing chapter by Harrison Brown of the National Academy, it presents in 25 brief essays an essentially nontechnical survey of modern advances in astronomy (including cosmology),
biology (with emphasis on molecular biology), chemistry, physics, mathematics (including statistics and computer science) and technology." The Physics Teacher
The MIT Press