Uncentering the Earth: Copernicus and the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres

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Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2006 - Astronomy - 295 pages
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The man and the idea that created modern science, as seen by one of today's most celebrated writers.

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This is an interesting book, and Vollman gets high marks for actually reading Copernicus (I tried once and gave up quickly). As part of a series of books on scientists by non-scientists, it is written ... Read full review

Uncentering the Earth: Copernicus and The revolutions of the heavenly spheres

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Novelist Vollmann, the 2005 National Book Award winner for fiction (Europe Central ), develops what is essentially an imaginative meditation on the life and work of astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus ... Read full review

Contents

List of Diagrams
17
Osianders Preface and LI4
27
Cosmology
53
Copyright

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Journalist and novelist William T. Vollmann was born in 1959 and educated at Cornell University. He worked as a comptuer programmer before becoming a journalist and covering Bosnia, Sarajevo and Afghanistan. He has written extensively since 1987, when his first book, You Bright and Risen Angels, was published. The Atlas (1996) won the PEN Center USA West Award for the best novel by a writer living west of the Mississippi. His newest work of Non-Fiction is entitled, Imperial.

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