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Author Miller, Ron, 1947-

Title Recentering the universe : the radical theories of Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo, and Newton / Ron Miller.

Publication Info. Minneapolis : Twenty-First Century Books, [2014]


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Description 88 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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Audience 011-018.
1040 Lexile.
Summary "This title shows how a group of European scientists, in the span of roughly one hundred and fifty years (early 1500s to the mid-1600s) and working through direct observation, overturned the centuries' old accepted view of a geocentric universe. Through their research and writings, they proposed and described a new order of things in which the Earth orbits the Sun. In so doing, these scientists--Nicolaus Copernicus, Johannes Kepler, Tycho Brahe, Galileo Galilei, and Isaac Newton--challenged the accepted wisdom of the ages, specifically that of the Catholic Church. Galileo was accordingly tried and condemned to house arrest in 1633; the works of many others were banned. Not until the late 1900s did the Church revisit the Galileo case, ultimately concluding that it had made a mistake in suggesting that humans must accept biblical cosmology in literal terms. The book also includes a fascinating chapter exploring sects such as the 19th-century Muggletonians, the 20th-century Christian Catholic Apostolic Church in Zion, and the 21st-century Association of Biblical Astronomy, all of which insist(ed) on variations of a geocentric cosmology."--Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 83) and index.
Contents A world of Greek ideas -- The copper merchant's son -- The reluctant astrologer -- Astronomy on trial -- The lonely giant -- The new universe -- The idea that wouldn't die.
Study Program Accelerated Reader AR MG+ 7.8 3.0 159952.
Reading Counts RC 6-8 9.3 6 Quiz: 61300.
Subject Astronomy -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Astronomy -- Religious aspects -- Christianity -- History -- Juvenile literature.
ISBN 9780761358855 library binding alkaline paper
0761358854 library binding alkaline paper

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