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utilizing her deep wisdom, her talents as a storyteller, and her mind's eye, Dava Sobel illuminates considered one of history's most important and far-reaching conferences. within the spring of 1539, a tender German mathematician--Georg Joachim Rheticus--journeyed 1000's of miles to northern Poland to satisfy the mythical, aged cleric and reluctant astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus. a few 20 years past, Copernicus had floated the mind-boggling idea that the sunlight, no longer the Earth, used to be desk bound on the heart of the universe, and he used to be rumored to have crafted a booklet that can end up it. even though precisely what occurred among them can by no means be recognized, Rheticus shepherded Copernicus's nice paintings into creation and De revolutionibus orbium coelestium eventually replaced the process human figuring out.

Dava Sobel imagines their dramatic come upon, and with wit and erudition supplies them character. via shrewdpermanent and dramatic discussion, she brings alive the months Rheticus and Copernicus spent together--the one a heretical Lutheran, the opposite a free-thinking Catholic--and within the strategy illuminates the historical rigidity among technological know-how and faith. An advent by means of Dava Sobel will set the degree, placing the scenes in ancient context, and an afterword will describe what occurred after Copernicus's publication used to be released detailing the impression it had on technology and on civilization.

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