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New to our "On the Shoulders of Giants" series, this groundbreaking work of astronomy proposed a heliocentric universe in which planets orbited the sun — daring to challenge the Ptolemaic ideal of the earth as the center of the universe. This essay by Copernicus (1473-1543), revolutionized the way we look at the earth's placement in the universe, and paved the way for many great scientists, including Galileo and Isaac Newton, whose theories stemmed from this model. Featuring a biography of Copernicus and an accessible, enlightening introduction, both written by the renowned physicist Stephen Hawking, On The Revolution Of Heavenly Spheres provides a fascinating look at the theories which shaped our modern understanding of astronomy and physics.

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"New to our On the Shoulders of Giants series, this groundbreaking work of astronomy proposed a heliocentric universe in which planets orbited the sun-daring to challenge the Ptolemaic ideal of the ear"

About the Author

Stephen Hawkings ability to make science understandable and compelling to a lay audience was established with the publication of his first book, A Brief History of Time, which has sold nearly 10 million copies in 40 languages. Hawking has authored or participated in the creation of numerous other popular science books, including On the Shoulders of Giants and The Illustrated On the Shoulders of Giants.

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ISBN:
9780762420216
Editor:
Hawking, Stephen
Publisher:
Running Press
Editor:
Hawking, Stephen
Author:
Copernicus, Nicolaus
Author:
Hawking, Stephen
Subject:
General
Subject:
Astronomy
Subject:
Solar system
Subject:
Astronomy - General
Subject:
General science
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Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
On the Shoulders of Giants
Publication Date:
20041201
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
408
Dimensions:
900x600

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