top of page

“Highly personal and philosophical . . . the next best thing to reading Copernicus.”—Publishers WeeklyIn 1543, the Polish astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus lay on his deathbed, reportedly holding his just-published masterpiece, The Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres, in his hands. Placing the sun at the center of the universe, Copernicus launched modern science, leading to a completely new understanding of the universe, and humanity's place within it. But what did Copernicus really believe? Some argue that he anticipated the vast secularizing impact his ideas would have on history. Others contend that Copernicus was a man of his time and, on the whole, accepted its worldview. William T. Vollmann navigates this territory with the energetic prose and powerful intelligence for which he is known, providing a fresh and enlightening explication of Copernicus, his book, and his time, and the momentous clash between them.

Uncentering the Earth

SKU: 9780393329186
$15.95Price
  • Author

    Vollmann, William T.
  • Publication Date

    2007-02-17 00:00:00
  • Publisher

    Ingram
Product Page: Stores_Product_Widget
bottom of page