Copernicus; Duncan, A.M.; DeKosky, Robert M.
Title De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium: Copernicus On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres
Book Condition Near Fine
Jacket Condition No Jacket
Publisher The Easton Press, Norwalk 1999
Seller ID 2174185
The Easton Press, Norwalk. 1999. viii, 326 pp. 8vo. Navy blue full leather, gilt titles & decorations, all edges gilt, silk moire endpapers, gold ribbon marker bound in. 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. KEYWORDS: SCIENCE SCIENTIFIC HISTORY ASTRONOMY ASTRONOMICAL REVOLUTION HEAVENLY SPHERES CELESTIAL PLANETS STARS Condition Notes: Blank publisher's bookplate laid in, a few tiny imperfections to spine.