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Heaven on Earth: How Copernicus, Brahe, Kepler, and Galileo Discovered the Modern World

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Today we take for granted that a telescope allows us to see galaxies millions of light years away. But before its invention, people used nothing more than their naked eye to fathom what took place in the visible sky. So how did four men in the 1500's—of different nationality, age, religion, and class—collaborate to discover that theEarth revolved around the Sun? With this ...more
Hardcover, 336 pages
Published December 3rd 2019 by Pegasus Books
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Jason W Dean
Dec 01, 2019 rated it it was ok
This book very much aims to be in the same vein as Owen Gingerich and Dava Sobel, popularizing and sharing the work of early modern astronomers. In some areas it succeeds, and in others it falls far short.

According to the synopsis, the reader should learn about Nicholaus Copernicus, Tycho Brahe, Johannes Kepler, and Galileo Galilei. Most of the text of the book is devoted to Brahe and Galileo, disappointingly.

The author also makes shakily-sourced claims about the characters in the book. Perhaps
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