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Copernicus' Secret : how the scientific revolution began

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  • Author: Repcheck, Jack
    Contributor: Needham, Alan

    Nicolaus Copernicus gave the world perhaps the most important scientific insight of modern era: the theory that the earth and the other planets revolve around the sun. He was also the first to proclaim that the earth rotates on its axis once every 24 hours. He was a true radical of this time. He hid his astronomical work, revealing it to only a few intimates, and the manuscript that contained his revolutionary theory that he refined for over 20 years, remained ?hidden among my things'. His work was discovered and brought to light by a young mathematics professor who heard his ideas and journeyed hundreds of miles and risked personal danger to meet with Copernicus. Copernicus' Secret recreates the life and world of the scientific genius whose work revolutionised astronomy and altered our understanding of our place in the World, forever. Revealing a surprising, little known story behind the dawn of the scientific age, his story is compelling and remarkable.

    Original Publisher: Perth, Western Australia, Association for the Blind of Western Australia
    Language(s): English
    ISBN: 9781906217921