Astronomy Dava Sobel A More Perfect Heaven

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A More Perfect Heaven

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Chronicling the history of the Copernican revolution, Dava Sobel relates the story of astronomy from Aristotle through to the Middle Ages.

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Dava Sobel is the acclaimed author of the internationally bestselling titles "Longitude," "Galileo's""Daughter," "The Illustrated Longitude," and "The Planets." She lives in East Hampton, New York.

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"Ms. Sobel is an elegant stylist, a riveting and efficient storyteller, a writer who can bring the dustiest of subjects to full-blooded life -- poignant, in the case of Galileo; cautious but also loving, loyal and feisty in the case of Copernicus." --Katherine Bouton, "New York Times"

"Lively, inventive...a masterly specimen of close-range cultural history. Ms. Sobel certainly brings Copernicus to life, perhaps better than any other author. Ms. Sobel presents a thoroughly researched and eminently readable account of a major scientist who celebrated the sun yet lurks in the shadows." - "The Wall Street Journal"

"Dava Sobel describes [Copernicus's] life and his legacy in her enjoyable "A More Perfect Heaven..".[A] delightful immersion into tumultuous times...All this history is just the background for the heart of Sobel's book: the meeting of the aged Copernicus with the young German mathematician Georg Joachim Rheticus, who had heard of Copernicus's ideas and traveled to Polan

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