This book presents the revolutionary astronomical model that places the sun, rather than the earth, at the center of the universe. The author challenges the geocentric model of the cosmos, which had been widely accepted since the time of Aristotle, and instead proposes a heliocentric system, where the planets orbit the sun. This revolutionary idea transformed the way we understand our place in the universe, paving the way for modern astronomy and science.
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This book is on the following lists:
- 5th on 25 Greatest Science Books of All Time (Discover Magazine)
- The 100 Most Influential Books Ever Written (Martin Seymour-Smith)
- Great Books of the Western World (Great Books Foundation)
- Books That Changed the World (Book)