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The Resource Recentering the universe : the radical theories of Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo and Newton, Ron Miller

Recentering the universe : the radical theories of Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo and Newton, Ron Miller

Label
Recentering the universe : the radical theories of Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo and Newton
Title
Recentering the universe
Title remainder
the radical theories of Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo and Newton
Statement of responsibility
Ron Miller
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"This title shows how a group of European scientists, in the span of roughly one hundred and fifty years (early 1500s to the mid-1600s) and working through direct observation, overturned the centuries' old accepted view of a geocentric universe. Through their research and writings, they proposed and described a new order of things in which the Earth orbits the Sun. In so doing, these scientists--Nicolaus Copernicus, Johannes Kepler, Tycho Brahe, Galileo Galilei, and Isaac Newton--challenged the accepted wisdom of the ages, specifically that of the Catholic Church. Galileo was accordingly tried and condemned to house arrest in 1633; the works of many others were banned. Not until the late 1900s did the Church revisit the Galileo case, ultimately concluding that it had made a mistake in suggesting that humans must accept biblical cosmology in literal terms. The book also includes a fascinating chapter exploring sects such as the 19th-century Muggletonians, the 20th-century Christian Catholic Apostolic Church in Zion, and the 21st-century Association of Biblical Astronomy, all of which insist(ed) on variations of a geocentric cosmology."--Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
PSt/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1947-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Miller, Ron
Dewey number
523.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Intended audience
011-018
LC call number
QB15
LC item number
.M53 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Astronomy
  • Astronomy
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Recentering the universe : the radical theories of Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo and Newton, Ron Miller
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 83) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A world of Greek ideas -- The copper merchant's son -- Gathering storm -- The reluctant astrologer -- Astronomy on trial -- The lonely giant -- The new universe -- The idea that wouldn't die
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
88 pages
Isbn
9780761358855
Isbn Type
(library binding : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2012047665
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
17566813
Label
Recentering the universe : the radical theories of Copernicus, Kepler, Galileo and Newton, Ron Miller
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 83) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
A world of Greek ideas -- The copper merchant's son -- Gathering storm -- The reluctant astrologer -- Astronomy on trial -- The lonely giant -- The new universe -- The idea that wouldn't die
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
88 pages
Isbn
9780761358855
Isbn Type
(library binding : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2012047665
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
17566813

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