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The Resource And the sun stood still, Dava Sobel

And the sun stood still, Dava Sobel

Label
And the sun stood still
Title
And the sun stood still
Statement of responsibility
Dava Sobel
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Using her deep knowledge, her skills as a storyteller, and her imagination, Dava Sobel illuminates one of history's most significant and far-reaching meetings. In the spring of 1539, a young German mathematician--Georg Joachim Rheticus--journeyed hundreds of miles to northern Poland to meet the legendary, elderly cleric and reluctant astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus. Some two decades earlier, Copernicus had floated the mind-boggling theory that the Sun, not the Earth, was stationary at the center of the universe, and he was rumored to have crafted a book that could prove it. Though exactly what happened between them can never be known, Rheticus shepherded Copernicus's great work into production and De revolutionibus orbium coelestium ultimately changed the course of human understanding. Dava Sobel imagines their dramatic encounter, and with wit and erudition gives them personality. Through clever and dramatic dialogue, she brings alive the months Rheticus and Copernicus spent together--the one a heretical Lutheran, the other a free-thinking Catholic--and in the process illuminates the historic tension between science and religion. An introduction by Dava Sobel will set the stage, putting the scenes in historical context, and an afterword will describe what happened after Copernicus's book was published detailing the impact it had on science and on civilization"--
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DLC
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Sobel, Dava
Dewey number
812/.6
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
dramas
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  • Copernicus, Nicolaus
  • Astronomers
Label
And the sun stood still, Dava Sobel
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A play in two acts."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
90 pages
Isbn
9780802716941
Lccn
2015027705
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)914157002
Label
And the sun stood still, Dava Sobel
Publication
Note
"A play in two acts."
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
90 pages
Isbn
9780802716941
Lccn
2015027705
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)914157002

Library Locations

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      41.772304 -88.151935
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