On the Revolutions of Heavenly Spheres

On the Revolutions of Heavenly Spheres
Title On the Revolutions of Heavenly Spheres PDF eBook
Author Nicolaus Copernicus
Publisher Prometheus Books
Pages 348
Release 2010-08-27
Genre Science
ISBN 161592082X

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The Ptolemaic system of the universe, with the earth at the center, had held sway since antiquity as authoritative in philosophy, science, and church teaching. Following his observations of the heavenly bodies, Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543) abandoned the geocentric system for a heliocentric model, with the sun at the center. His remarkable work, On the Revolutions of Heavenly Spheres, stands as one of the greatest intellectual revolutions of all time, and profoundly influenced, among others, Galileo and Sir Isaac Newton.

On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres

On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres
Title On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres PDF eBook
Author Nicolaus Copernicus
Publisher
Pages 400
Release 2016-10-30
Genre
ISBN 9783743392137

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On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres is an unchanged, high-quality reprint of the original edition of 1473. Hansebooks is editor of the literature on different topic areas such as research and science, travel and expeditions, cooking and nutrition, medicine, and other genres. As a publisher we focus on the preservation of historical literature. Many works of historical writers and scientists are available today as antiques only. Hansebooks newly publishes these books and contributes to the preservation of literature which has become rare and historical knowledge for the future.

On the Revolutions: Volume 2

On the Revolutions: Volume 2
Title On the Revolutions: Volume 2 PDF eBook
Author Nicholas Copernicus
Publisher Springer
Pages 466
Release 2016-02-01
Genre Science
ISBN 1349017760

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Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems

Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems
Title Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems PDF eBook
Author Galileo
Publisher Modern Library
Pages 642
Release 2001-10-02
Genre Science
ISBN 037575766X

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Galileo’s Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems, published in Florence in 1632, was the most proximate cause of his being brought to trial before the Inquisition. Using the dialogue form, a genre common in classical philosophical works, Galileo masterfully demonstrates the truth of the Copernican system over the Ptolemaic one, proving, for the first time, that the earth revolves around the sun. Its influence is incalculable. The Dialogue is not only one of the most important scientific treatises ever written, but a work of supreme clarity and accessibility, remaining as readable now as when it was first published. This edition uses the definitive text established by the University of California Press, in Stillman Drake’s translation, and includes a Foreword by Albert Einstein and a new Introduction by J. L. Heilbron.

Uncentering the Earth

Uncentering the Earth
Title Uncentering the Earth PDF eBook
Author William T. Vollmann
Publisher W W Norton & Company Incorporated
Pages 295
Release 2007
Genre Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 9780393329186

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An analysis of the astronomer's pivotal sixteenth-century work traces how his challenge to beliefs about an Earth-centric solar system had a profound influence on the ways in which humanity understands itself and the universe.

The Book Nobody Read

The Book Nobody Read
Title The Book Nobody Read PDF eBook
Author Owen Gingerich
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing USA
Pages 332
Release 2009-05-26
Genre Science
ISBN 0802718124

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After three decades of investigation, and after traveling hundreds of thousands of miles across the globe-from Melbourne to Moscow, Boston to Beijing-Gingerich has written an utterly original book built on his experience and the remarkable insights gleaned from examining some 600 copies of De revolutionibus. He found the books owned and annotated by Galileo, Kepler and many other lesser-known astronomers whom he brings back to life, which illuminate the long, reluctant process of accepting the Sun-centered cosmos and highlight the historic tensions between science and the Catholic Church. He traced the ownership of individual copies through the hands of saints, heretics, scalawags, and bibliomaniacs. He was called as the expert witness in the theft of one copy, witnessed the dramatic auction of another, and proves conclusively that De revolutionibus was as inspirational as it was revolutionary. Part biography of a book, part scientific exploration, part bibliographic detective story, The Book Nobody Read recolors the history of cosmology and offers new appreciation of the enduring power of an extraordinary book and its ideas.

On the Shoulders of Giants

On the Shoulders of Giants
Title On the Shoulders of Giants PDF eBook
Author Stephen W. Hawking
Publisher Penguin Books
Pages 1264
Release 2003
Genre Astronomy
ISBN 9780141015712

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Stephen Hawking explains how such great men of science as Copernicus, Galileo, Kepler, Newton and Einstein built on the discoveries of those who came before them, and how these works changed the course of science, ushering astronomy and physics out of the Middle Ages and into the modern world.