Finding Our Place in the Solar System: The Scientific Story of the Copernican Revolution

Finding Our Place in the Solar System: The Scientific Story of the Copernican Revolution

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Author/Contributor(s): Timberlake, Todd ; Wallace, Paul
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Date: 03/28/2019
Binding: Hardcover
Condition: NEW
Finding our Place in the Solar System gives a detailed account of how the Earth was displaced from its traditional position at the center of the universe to be recognized as one of several planets orbiting the Sun under the influence of a universal gravitational force. The transition from the ancient geocentric worldview to a modern understanding of planetary motion, often called the Copernican Revolution, is one of the great intellectual achievements of humankind. This book provides a deep yet accessible explanation of the scientific disputes over our place in the solar system and the work of the great scientists who helped settle them. Readers will come away knowing not just that the Earth orbits the Sun, but why we believe that it does so. The Copernican Revolution also provides an excellent case study of what science is and how it works.