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A More Perfect Heaven How Copernicus Revolutionized the Cosmos (Hardcover)

Author:  Dava Sobel
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Format: Hardcover
ISBN-10: 0802717934
ISBN-13: 9780802717931
Sku: 220020608
Publish Date: 9/27/2011
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.5H x 6L x 1.25T
Pages:  273
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This novelized historical account pieces together true facts concerning the life and work of Copernicus and some rich imagined interpersonal dialogue between he and his young German protégé (and only pupil), mathematician Georg Joachim von Lauchen, or Rheticus. It was presumably Rheticus who convinced his tutor to go public with the heliocentric theories that he'd been working on for years. This student-teacher/protégé-mentor relationship is the frame for a larger story about scientific revolution and the danger of an idea whose time hasn't yet come.

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Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Hardcover
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0273
Product attributePublisher:   Walker & Company
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