Nicolaus Copernicus: The Earth Is a Planet
Here is the story of noted scientist and astronomer Nicholaus Copernicus, who, with his extensive research and controversial writings, ultimately challenged the way people viewed the Universe for ages. Born in the year 1473 in Poland, Copernicus was interested in science from a young age. He especially liked looking at the stars, and his favorite subject in while attending school was astronomy. But Copernicus disagreed with what he was taught as a student. His teachers claimed that the Earth remained stationary while the heavenly bodies circled it. Copernicus believed that the Earth moved and spun on it's own. Young readers will be fascinated as they learn the details behind Copernicus's theories, why it took him over 30 years to finally publish a book on his in findings, and how it took many more years after that for people to accept his views as fact. Simply written and featuring full-color illustrations throughout, this inspirational and fascinating book is one of the few offered on the topic.