Copernicus' Secret. How the scientific revolution began.
$30.00 ISBN 9787000185524
Copernicus' history-altering On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres (1543) came very close to never being published. Having spent decades on the manuscript, the astronomer made no move to submit it to a publisher, not because he was afraid of being declared a heretic but because he was worried that parts of the theory were simply wrong. The book was finally published in the year before his death. This is the story of its road to publication.
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