Moving Heaven And Earth: Copernicus And The Solar System

March 23, 2018|
Moving Heaven And Earth: Copernicus And The Solar System by John Henry
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When Nicolaus Copernicus claimed that the Earth was not stationary at the centre of the universe but circled the Sun, he brought about a total revolution in the sciences and consternation in the Church. Copernicus'' theory demanded a new physics to explain motion and force, a new theory of space, and a completely new conception of the nature of our universe. He also showed for the first time that a common-sense view of things isn''t necessarily correct, and that mathematics canand does reveal the true nature of the material world. As John Henry reveals, from his idea of a swiftly moving Earth Copernicus sowed the seed from which science has grown to be a dominant aspect of modern culture, fundamental in shaping our understanding of the workings of the cosmos.
John Henry is a senior lecturer in Science Studies at Edinburgh University. He is the author of Knowledge is Power.
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Title:Moving Heaven And Earth: Copernicus And The Solar System
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:192 pages, 7.75 X 5.13 X 0.52 in
Shipping dimensions:192 pages, 7.75 X 5.13 X 0.52 in
Published:March 23, 2018
Publisher:Icon Books
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781785782695

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