Uncentering the Earth : Copernicus and the revolutions of the heavenly spheres /

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Author / Creator: Vollmann, William T.
Format: Book
Edition:First edition.
Imprint: New York : Norton, [2006]
Series:Great discoveries.
Retention:Retained for Eastern Academic Scholars' Trust (EAST) http://eastlibraries.org/retained-materials
Summary:An analysis of the astronomer's pivotal sixteenth-century work traces how his challenge to beliefs about an Earth-centric solar system had a profound influence on the ways in which humanity understands itself and the universe.
Item Description:"Atlas books."
Physical Description:295 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-294)
Author Notes:Journalist and novelist William T. Vollmann was born in 1959 and educated at Cornell University.

He worked as a comptuer programmer before becoming a journalist and covering Bosnia, Sarajevo and Afghanistan.

He has written extensively since 1987, when his first book, You Bright and Risen Angels, was published. The Atlas (1996) won the PEN Center USA West Award for the best novel by a writer living west of the Mississippi. His newest work of Non-Fiction is entitled, Imperial.

(Bowker Author Biography)