The Dawn of Modern Cosmology: From Copernicus to Newton (Paperback)

The Dawn of Modern Cosmology: From Copernicus to Newton By Aviva Rothman (Editor), Aviva Rothman (Translated by), Aviva Rothman (Editor), Aviva Rothman (Introduction by) Cover Image

The Dawn of Modern Cosmology: From Copernicus to Newton (Paperback)

By Aviva Rothman (Editor), Aviva Rothman (Translated by), Aviva Rothman (Editor), Aviva Rothman (Introduction by)

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New to Penguin Classics, the astonishing story of the Copernican Revolution, told through the words of the ground-breaking scientists who brought it about

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In the late fifteenth century, the earth stood motionless at the center of a small, ordered cosmos. Around us, it was believed, the moon, the sun, and the planets revolved in crystalline spheres, their orbits perfect, eternally unchanging circles. Just over a century later, the sun was now the center of creation; the earth just another planet hurtling through empty, near-infinite space. This is the story of an astonishing change, a transformation in human thought, about both the universe and our place within it, told through the words of the astronomers and mathematicians at its heart. Encompassing the most evocative excerpts from the works and letters of Copernicus, Galileo, Kepler, Descartes, Newton, and others, and including guiding notes from renowned historian of science, Aviva Rothman, The Dawn of Modern Cosmology is the definitive record of one of science's greatest achievements.
Aviva Rothman (translator) is assistant professor of history at Case Western Reserve University.
Product Details ISBN: 9780241360637
ISBN-10: 0241360633
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Publication Date: July 9th, 2024
Pages: 672
Language: English