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Copernicus and modern astronomy /

by Sakolsky, Josh.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Primary sources of revolutionary scientific discoveries and theories. Publisher: New York : Rosen Pub. Group, 2005Edition: 1st ed.Description: 64 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm.ISBN: 1404203052 (lib. bdg.) :.Title notes: $29.25 3-2005Subject(s): Copernicus, Nicolaus, 1473-1543 -- Juvenile literature | Copernicus, Nicolaus, 1473-1543 | Astronomers -- Poland -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Astronomy -- Juvenile literature | Astronomers -- Poland -- Biography | Astronomy
Contents:
Early life and education -- The world of astronomy prior to Copernicus -- Further studies and a breakthrough -- Prelude to a masterpiece -- The impact of De revolutionibus.
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:

In this series, readers will travel back in time, experiencing the lives and cultures of some of the world's greatest scientists. Engrossing text and primary source images help students gain perspective on the scientific climate surrounding history's greatest scientific discoveries and theories. The text is accompanied by primary source images of the tools, manuscripts, illustrations, and artifacts of these scientists, who changed the way we see the world, both politically and religiously. This series is an eye-opening addition to any library. Nicolaus Copernicus's scientific discoveries turned the world on its end and pulled it out of the dark ages, beginning with his heliocentric theory, proving that the sun, and not the earth, was the center of the universe. This book follows Copernicus's life and Work as he led the way for a torrent of new scientific understanding and the works of luminaries such as Galileo and Isaac Newton.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 59-61) and index.

Early life and education -- The world of astronomy prior to Copernicus -- Further studies and a breakthrough -- Prelude to a masterpiece -- The impact of De revolutionibus.

$29.25 3-2005

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  • Early life and education
  • The world of astronomy prior to Copernicus
  • Further studies and a breakthrough
  • Prelude to a masterpiece
  • The impact of De revolutionibus

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