Nicolaus Copernicus: The Earth Is a Planet

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Mondo Publishing, 2003 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 32 pages
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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.

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User Review  - matthewbloome - LibraryThing

This is a great picture book biography. It's a little bit odd as illustrations go, and the pages can be a bit text heavy for an intermediate level reader, but the information is presented in kid ... Read full review

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User Review  - R_Sullivan - LibraryThing

This book does a great job of simplifying the discovery that the earth orbits the moon by giving analogies that children can readily understand. Additionally, the author does a good job of defining ... Read full review

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About the author (2003)

Dennis Brindell Fradin is the author of many books for young readers, including the well-received SAMUEL ADAMS: THE FATHER OF AMERICAN INDEPENDENCE and, with coauthor and wife Judith Bloom Fradin, IDA B. WELLS: MOTHER OF THE CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT. He lives in Evanston, Illinois.

Cynthia von Buhler is an internationally known and award-winning artist. Her artwork has been displayed in galleries and museums around the world, on CD covers, and in books, magazines, and newspapers. Cynthia lives in a castle on Staten Island in New York.

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