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On the Revolutions of Heavenly Spheres
by Nicolaus Copernicus

Overview - 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.  Read more...

 
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Overview
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.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781573920353
  • ISBN-10: 1573920355
  • Publisher: Prometheus Books
  • Publish Date: November 1995
  • Page Count: 344

Series: Great Minds Series

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