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    DescriptionIn the 1520s a Polish cleric named Nicolaus Copernicus developed a revolutionary theory which placed the Sun, not the Earth, at the centre of our universe. The secret existence of this manuscript tantalised scientists everywhere in Europe. Then in 1539 a young German mathematician, Rheticus, travelled to meet Copernicus in the hope of setting eyes on it. Dava Sobel tells the story of a new concept of the heavens, and how Rheticus persuaded the cautious Copernicus to allow him to take the precious but dangerous manuscript out into a world that it would change for ever. In her compelling style, Dava Sobel chronicles the history of the Copernican Revolution, relating the story of astronomy from Aristotle to the Middle Ages. And as she achieved with her international bestsellers Longitude and Galileo's Daughter, in A More Perfect Heaven, Sobel expands the bounds of popular science writing, giving us an unforgettable portrait of a major step forward in the human knowledge of our universe.


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    Title
    A More Perfect Heaven
    Subtitle
    How Copernicus Revolutionised the Cosmos
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Dava Sobel
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 207 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781408822388
    ISBN 10: 1408822385
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.0
    BIC E4L: SCP
    BIC subject category V2: PDX, WNX
    Libri: ENGM4560
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26480
    BISAC V2.8: SCI034000, BIO015000, SCI004000
    Libri: KOPE6000
    DC23: 520.9
    Publisher
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Imprint name
    Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
    Publication date
    11 October 2012
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Dava Sobel is the acclaimed author of the bestselling titles Longitude, Galileo's Daughter, The Illustrated Longitude, and The Planets. She lives in East Hampton, New York.
    Review quote
    A refreshingly fast-paced account of the life of Nicolaus Copernicus. A More Perfect Heaven does a good job of giving the flavor of life in Reformation-era Europe...an excellent book Economist Lively, inventive ... a masterly specimen of close-range cultural history. Ms. Sobel certainly brings Copernicus to life, perhaps better than any other author. Ms. Sobel presents a thoroughly researched and eminently readable account of a major scientist who celebrated the sun yet lurks in the shadows Wall Street Journal All the page turning lucidity and brio you would hope for from the creator of Longitude Boyd Tonkin, Independent Fantastic ... A masterly telling of how Copernicus revolutionised science The Times Sobel is an elegant stylist, a riveting and efficient storyteller, a writer who can bring the dustiest of subjects to full-blooded life New York Times