Uncentering the Earth
Copernicus and the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres
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ISBN10: 0393329186 ISBN13: 9780393329186 Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc Published: Feb 1 2007 Pages: 295 Weight: 0.55lbs. Height: 8.00" Width: 5.50" Depth: 0.75" Language: English
But what did Copernicus really believe? Some argue that he anticipated the vast secularizing impact his ideas would have on history. Others contend that Copernicus was a man of his time and, on the whole, accepted its worldview. William T. Vollmann navigates this territory with the energetic prose and powerful intelligence for which he is known, providing a fresh and enlightening explication of Copernicus, his book, and his time, and the momentous clash between them.