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Moving heaven and earth : Copernicus and the Solar System / by John Henry

Henry, John

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ISBN 10: 1840462515 / ISBN 13: 9781840462517
Published by Published: Cambridge : Icon Books, 2001
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Fine paperback copy. Particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. ; 156 pages; Physical desc. : 156 p. : ill. ; 18 cm. Includes bibliographical references. Series: Revolutions in science. Subjects: Copernicus, Nicolaus (1473-1543) --Influence --Astronomy --History --16th century --17th century. Summary: Copernicus sowed the seed from which science has grown to be a dominant aspect of modern culture, fundamental in shaping our understanding of the workings of the cosmos. John Henry reveals why Copernicus was led to such a seemingly outrageous and inplausible idea as a swiftly moving Earth. 1 Kg. 156 pp. Bookseller Inventory # 154760

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Title: Moving heaven and earth : Copernicus and the...

Publisher: Published: Cambridge : Icon Books

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Soft cover

Edition: First Edition.

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Copernicus sowed the seed from which science has grown to be a dominant aspect of modern culture, fundamental in shaping our understanding of the workings of the cosmos. John Henry reveals why Copernicus was led to such a seemingly outrageous and inplausible idea as a swiftly moving Earth.

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John Henry did a Ph.D. at the Open University and is now a Senior Lecturer at Edinburgh University. He mostly works on the history of interactions between science, medicine, magic and religion in the Renaissance period.

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