On the Revolutions of Heavenly Spheres

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Running Press, 2004 - Science - 384 pages
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New to our On the Shoulders of Giants series, this groundbreaking work of astronomy proposed a heliocentric universe in which planets orbited the sun-daring to challenge the Ptolemaic ideal of the earth as the center of the universe. This essay by Copernicus (1473-1543), revolutionized the way we look at the earth's placement in the universe, and paved the way for many great scientists, including Galileo and Isaac Newton, whose theories stemmed from this model. Featuring a biography of Copernicus and an accessible, enlightening introduction, both written by the renowned physicist Stephen Hawking, On the Revolution of Heavenly Spheres provides a fascinating look at the theories which shaped our modern understanding of astronomy and physics.
  

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User Review  - Deepti - Goodreads

Thanks for starting the Copernican revolution which greatly impacted the scientific revolution and thereby completely changed our world views. We wouldn't be where we are today without you. Read full review

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User Review  - Vikas Lather - Goodreads

"Paradigm shift from the Ptolemaic model of the heavens, which positioned the Earth at the center of the galaxy, compared to the heliocentric model which has the Sun at the center of the Solar System." Read full review

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Contents

Introduction
1
Book One
7
Book Two
60
Book Three
129
Book Four
191
Book Five
258
Book Six
353
Acknowledgments
383
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Stephen Hawking’s ability to make science understandable and compelling to a lay audience was established with the publication of his first book, A Brief History of Time, which has sold nearly 10 million copies in 40 languages. Hawking has authored or participated in the creation of numerous other popular science books, including On the Shoulders of Giants and The Illustrated On the Shoulders of Giants.

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