The Ptolemaic system of the universe, with the earth at the center, had held sway since antiquity as authoritative in philosophy, science, and church teaching. Following his observations of the heavenly bodies, Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543) abandoned the geocentric system for a heliocentric model, with the sun at the center. His remarkable work, On the Revolutions of Heavenly Spheres
, stands as one of the greatest intellectual revolutions of all time, and profoundly influenced, among others, Galileo and Sir Isaac Newton.
Produs publicat in 1995 de Promethean Press
Data aparitiei: Octombrie 1995
Colectia Great Minds Series
Format: 21.26 x 13.39 x 2.59
Tip coperta: Brosata
Numar pagini: 344