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By Dava Sobel

By 1514, the reclusive cleric Nicolaus Copernicus had written and hand-copied an preliminary define of his heliocentric theory-in which he defied logic and acquired knowledge to put the solar, no longer the earth, on the middle of our universe, and set the earth spinning one of the different planets. Over the following twenty years, Copernicus multiplied his idea via 1000's of observations, whereas compiling in mystery a book-length manuscript that tantalized mathematicians and scientists all through Europe. For worry of ridicule, he refused to publish.

In 1539, a tender German mathematician, Georg Joachim Rheticus, drawn by way of rumors of a revolution to rival the non secular upheaval of Martin Luther's Reformation, traveled to Poland to find Copernicus. years later, the Protestant adolescence took go away of his getting older Catholic mentor and organized to have Copernicus's manuscript released, in 1543, as De revolutionibus orbium coelestium (On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres)-the publication that eternally replaced humankind's position within the universe.

In her dependent, compelling variety, Dava Sobel chronicles, as no one has, the conflicting personalities and striking discoveries that formed the Copernican Revolution. on the middle of the e-book is her play And the sunlight Stood Still, imagining Rheticus's fight to persuade Copernicus to permit his manuscript see the sunshine of day. As she completed along with her bestsellers Longitude and Galileo's Daughter, Sobel expands the boundaries of narration, giving us an unforgettable portrait of medical success, and of the ubiquitous tensions among technology and faith.

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