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Author Rosen, Edward, 1906-

Title Copernicus and his successors / Edward Rosen
Published London ; Rio Grande : Hambledon Press, 1995
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Description 1 online resource (244 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 Aristarchus of Samos and Copernicus; 2 Was Copernicus a Pythagorean?; 3 Copernicus' Quotation from Sophocles; 4 The Alfonsine Table and Copernicus: (with the Assistance of Erna Hilf stein); 5 Copernicus and Al-Bitruji; 6 Copernicus' Alleged Priesthood; 7 Copernicus was not a 'Happy Notary': (with the Assistance of Erna Hilf stein); 8 Copernicus' Attitude toward the Common People; 9 Copernicus' Earliest Astronomical Treatise (with Erna Hilfstein); 10 Copernicus on the Phases and the Light of the Planets; 11 Copernicus' Axioms
Summary Nicholas Copernicus (1473-1543) was the greatest astronomer of the first half of the sixteenth century and author of the epoch-making treatise On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres (De revolutionibus orbium coelestium), published in Nuremberg in 1543. Edward Rosen, the editor and translator of Copernicus's complete works, was the leading authority on this most celebrated of Renaissance scientists, on whose career and influence he wrote extensively but mainly in the form of articles. The essays in Copernicus and his Successors deal both with the influences on Copernicus, including that of Greek and Arabic thinkers, and with his own life and attitudes. They also examine how he was seen by contemporaries and finally describe his relationship to other scientists, including Galileo, Brahe and Kepler
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Copernicus, Nicolaus, 1473-1543 -- Influence -- Astronomy
Astronomers -- Poland -- Biography.
Astronomy, Medieval.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0826441106 (electronic bk.)
9780826441102 (electronic bk.)
(acid free paper)