On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres by Nicolaus Copernicus

De revolutionibus orbium coelestium (On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres), first printed in 1543 in Nuremberg, is the seminal work on the heliocentric theory of astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus (1473–1543). The book offered an alternative model of the universe to Ptolemy's geocentric system, which had been widely accepted since ancient times.

The 155th greatest nonfiction book of all time


This book is on the following lists:

  1. - Great Books of the Western World (Great Books Foundation)
  2. - The 100 Most Influential Books Ever Written (Martin Seymour-Smith)
  3. - Books That Changed the World (Book)

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On the Revolutions of Heavenly Spheres (Great Minds) Paperback 284017 $8.78 $5.29 1995
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