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Author Miller, Ron, 1947-

Title Recentering the universe [Axis 360 electronic resource] : the radical theories of Copernicus, Kepler, and Galileo / by Ron Miller.

Imprint Minneapolis : Twenty-First Century Books, c2014.
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Description 1 online resource.
Audience 011-018.
Summary "This title shows how a group of European scientists, in the span of roughly one hundred and fifty years (early 1500s to the mid-1600s) and working through direct observation, overturned the centuries' old accepted view of a geocentric universe. Through their research and writings, they proposed and described a new order of things in which the Earth orbits the Sun. In so doing, these scientists--Nicolaus Copernicus, Johannes Kepler, Tycho Brahe, Galileo Galilei, and Isaac Newton--challenged the accepted wisdom of the ages, specifically that of the Catholic Church. Galileo was accordingly tried and condemned to house arrest in 1633; the works of many others were banned. Not until the late 1900s did the Church revisit the Galileo case, ultimately concluding that it had made a mistake in suggesting that humans must accept biblical cosmology in literal terms. The book also includes a fascinating chapter exploring sects such as the 19th-century Muggletonians, the 20th-century Christian Catholic Apostolic Church in Zion, and the 21st-century Association of Biblical Astronomy, all of which insist(ed) on variations of a geocentric cosmology."--Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents A world of Greek ideas -- The copper merchant's son -- Gathering storm -- The reluctant astrologer -- Astronomy on trial -- The lonely giant -- The new universe -- The idea that wouldn't die.
Subject Astronomy -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Astronomy -- Religious aspects -- Christianity -- History -- Juvenile literature.
Genre Electronic books.
Added Author Baker & Taylor Axis 360
Other Form: Print version: Miller, Ron, 1947- Recentering the universe. Minneapolis : Twenty-First Century Books, c2014 9780761358855 (DLC) 2012047665 (OCoLC)822560038
ISBN 9781467716628 (electronic bk.)
1467716626 (electronic bk.)
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