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Author Vollmann, William T.

Title Uncentering the Earth : Copernicus and the revolutions of the heavenly spheres / William T. Vollmann.

Publication Info. New York : Norton, [2006]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 DeKalb PL Adult Non-Fiction - DKLY-12  520 VOL    AVAILABLE
 Woodstock PL Adult Non-Fiction - WOLY-11  520 COP    AVAILABLE
Edition First edition.
Description 295 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Great discoveries
Great discoveries.
Note "Atlas books."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-294).
Contents Why the universe screams. Exegesis: Osiander's preface and I.1-4 -- What we believed : cosmology -- Exegesis: I.5 -- What we believed : motion -- Exegesis: I.5 (cont'd)-I.9 -- The limits of observation in 1543 -- Exegesis: I.10-14 -- Orbits of Venus -- Exegesis: Book II -- What we believed: scriptures -- Exegesis: Book III -- Silent to the end -- Exegesis: Book IV -- The pillars of Hercules -- Exegesis: Book V -- Assessments -- Exegesis: Book VI -- Simplicity -- Burnings.
Subject Copernicus, Nicolaus, 1473-1543. De revolutionibus orbium coelestium.
Copernicus, Nicolaus, 1473-1543 -- Influence.
Astronomy -- Early works to 1800.
Solar system -- Early works to 1800.
ISBN 0393059693
Standard No. 9780393059694

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