Gingerich, Owen,

Copernicus : a very short introduction / Owen Gingerich. - Oxford : Oxford University Press, c2016. - [xv], 98 pages : illustrations (black and white), facsimiles, map, plans, portrait ; 18 centimetres. - Very short introductions ; 487 . - Very short introductions ; 487 .

Includes bibliographical references (pages 87-94) and index.

Copernicus, the young scholar -- The architecture of the heavens -- Copernicus' vision -- Canon days and the little commentary -- Competing with Ptolemy -- Rheticus -- De revolutionibus -- The book nobody read -- Appendix 1. Copernicus : alternative to the equant -- Appendix 2. De revolutionibus as a recipe book for planetary positions.

9780199330966

2016003101


Copernicus, Nicolaus, 1473-1543 --Popular works.


Astronomers--Poland--Biography.
Astronomy--History--16th century.

QB36.C8 / G458 2016