Some shelf wear. Stained Satisfaction 100% guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: Nicolaus Copernicus gave the world perhaps the most important scientific insight of the modern age, the theory that the earth and the other planets revolve around the sun. He was also the first to proclaim that the earth rotates on its axis once every twenty-four hours. His theory was truly radical: during his lifetime nearly everyone believed that a perfectly still earth rested in the middle of the cosmos, where all the heavenly bodies revolved around it.
One of the transcendent geniuses of the early Renaissance, Copernicus was also a flawed and conflicted person. A cleric who lived during the tumultuous years of the early Reformation, he may have been sympathetic to the teachings of the Lutherans. Although he had taken a vow of celibacy, he kept at least one mistress. Supremely confident intellectually, he hesitated to disseminate his work among other scholars. It fact, he kept his astronomical work a secret, revealing it to only a few intimates, and the manuscript containing his revolutionary theory, which he refined for at least twenty years, remained "hidden among my things."
It is unlikely that Copernicus' masterwork would ever have been published if not for a young mathematics professor named Georg Joachim Rheticus. He had heard of Copernicus' ideas, and with his imagination on fire he journeyed hundreds of miles to a land where, as a Lutheran, he was forbidden to travel. Rheticus' meeting with Copernicus in a small cathedral town in northern Poland proved to be one of the most important encounters in history.
Copernicus' Secret recreates the life and world of the scientific genius whose work revolutionized astronomy and altered our understanding of our place in the world. It tells the surprising, little-known story behind the dawn of the scientific age.
About the Author: Jack Repcheck is an editor at W. W. Norton & Co., where he publishes the work of leading scientists and economists. His previous book was the critically acclaimed The Man Who Found Time: James Hutton and the Discovery of the Earth's Antiquity. He lives with his family in Bucks County, Pennsylvania.
Title: Copernicus' Secret: How the Scientific ...
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Publication Date: 2008
Book Condition: Acceptable
Book Description Simon & Schuster. Paperback. Book Condition: Fair. Bookseller Inventory # G0743289528I5N00
Book Description Simon & Schuster. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Light shelving wear with minimal damage to cover and bindings. Pages show minor use. Bookseller Inventory # G0743289528I3N00
Book Description Simon & Schuster. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Light shelf wear and minimal interior marks. Bookseller Inventory # G0743289528I3N00
Book Description Simon & Schuster. Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. This copy shows very minor wear. Bookseller Inventory # G0743289528I4N00
Book Description Simon & Schuster. Paperback. Book Condition: VERY GOOD. little to no wear, pages are clean. The cover and binding are crisp with next no creases. Bookseller Inventory # 2793942179
Book Description Book Condition: Good. This item is in good condition. All pages and covers are readable. There are no stains or tears. Dust jacket is present if applicable. May contain small amounts of writing and/or highlighting. Spine and cover may show signs of wear. May not contain supplementary items such as CD's or DVD's. We ship within 1 business day. Bookseller Inventory # 34FCKX000J4X_ns
Book Description Simon & Schuster, 2008. Book Condition: Fair. Reprint. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP95412265
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Well kept copy, spine intact, unmarked text, mild cover wear, good interior. We take great pride in accurately describing the condition of our books, ship within 48 hours and offer a 100% money back guarantee. Bookseller Inventory # 1M5FFL0006EJ
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: New. Brand New! We ship daily Monday - Friday!. Bookseller Inventory # 1EY7SO002MIV
Book Description Simon and Schuster 2008-12-09, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. Publisher overstock, may contain remainder mark on edge. Bookseller Inventory # 9780743289528B