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Copernicus: A Very Short Introduction
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Ian Welland, Astronomy Now This short book is superb.
John Henry, Annals of Science A superb contribution to the series.
Christopher M. Graney, Metascience Review A very strong introduction to Copernicus - an introduction whose unexpected elements make it surprising and enjoyable to read.
Juan A. Ael, Contemporary Physics An easy read, with a great deal to teach us all about both science and history. In all, a most enjoyable book.
David W. Hughes, The Observatory Gingerich is clearly a fan of Copernicus and this superb little book will make you a fan too.
Michel-Pierre Lerner, Journal for the History of Astronomy In eight short chapters that carefully combine biographical and conceptual elements, Gingerich gives readers the benefit of his unparalleled knowledge of Copernicus and his work.
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Owen Gingerich is Senior Astronomer Emeritus at the Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory and Professor Emeritus of Astronomy and History of Science at Harvard University. One of the leading experts on Copernicus, he is the author of numerous books, including The Eye of Heaven: Ptolemy, Copernicus, Kepler and The Book Nobody Read: Chasing the Revolutions of Nicolaus Copernicus.
List of illustrations Acknowledgments Prologue 1. Copernicus, the young scholar 2. The architecture of the heavens 3. Copernicus's vision 4. Canon days and the Little Commentary 5. Competing with Ptolemy 6. Rheticus 7. De revolutionibus 8. The book nobody read Appendix 1: Copernicus's alternative to the equant Appendix 2: De revolutionibus as a recipe book for planetary positions References Further reading Index