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The Book Nobody Read: Chasing the Revolutions of Nicolaus Copernicus
The Book Nobody Read: Chasing the Revolutions of Nicolaus Copernicus by Owen Gingerich 0143034766 9780143034766
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The Book Nobody Read: Chasing the Revolutions of Nicolaus Copernicus by Owen Gingerich

Part biography of a book, part scientific exploration, part bibliographic detective story, The Book Nobody Readrecolors the history of cosmology and offers a new appreciation of the enduring power of an extraordinary book and its ideas. Prodded by Arthur Koestler? claim that when it was first published nobody read Copernicus? De revolutionibus?n which Copernicus first suggested that the sun, not the earth, was the center of the universe?enowned astro-historian Owen Gingerich embarked on a three-decade-long quest to see in person all 600 extant copies of the first and second editions of De revolutionibus, including those owned and annotated by Galileo and Kepler. Tracing the ownership of individual copies through the hands of saints, heretics, scalawags, and bibliomaniacs, Gingerich proves conclusively?our and a half centuries after its publication?hat De revolutionibuswas as inspirational as it was revolutionary.

Author: Owen Gingerich

Language: English

Edition: First Edition

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 320

Publisher: Penguin Books

Publication Date: 2005-02-22

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ISBN: 0143034766


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