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Copernicus : a very short introduction / Owen Gingerich.

By: Gingerich, Owen [author.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Very short introductions: 487Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, c2016Description: [xv], 98 pages : illustrations (black and white), facsimiles, map, plans, portrait ; 18 centimetres.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780199330966.Subject(s): Copernicus, Nicolaus, 1473-1543 -- Popular works | Astronomers -- Poland -- Biography | Astronomy -- History -- 16th century
Contents:
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.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 87-94) and index.

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