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


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Author: William T. Vollmann Format: Paperback / softback Number of Pages: 304 In 1543, the Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus lay on his deathbed, reportedly holding his just-published masterpiece, The Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres, in his hands. Placing the sun at the center of the universe, Copernicus launched modern science, leading to a completely new understanding of the universe, and humanity's place within it. But what did Copernicus really believe? Some argue that he anticipated the vast secularizing impact his...

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