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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (462 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Dava Sobel Narrator: Suzanne Toren Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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In her graceful, compelling style, Dava Sobel chronicles the history of the Copernican Revolution, relating the story of astronomy from Aristotle to the Middle Ages. In its midst will be her play, And the Sun Stood Still, imagining the dialogue that would have transpired between Rheticus and Copernicus in their months together. As she achieved with her best sellers Longitude and Galileo's Daughter, Sobel expands the bounds of science writing, giving us an unforgettable portrait of scientific achievement.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Tanya | 2/12/2014

    " Makes you feel like you were there at these world shifting moments. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Kristy | 2/1/2014

    " Very readable, easy to get through even with all the details about the cosmos and revolutions of the planets and all that. Made me really like Copernicus. Got a little tired of the writing a few times, the author tried to get a little too poetic, and there's a whole section in the middle where she writes a little play about Copernicus and his apprentice, kind of skipped that part. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Vickie | 1/16/2014

    " I don't read a lot of nonfiction, but the history of how the world view of the cosmos always has interested me. It's not so much a biography but a telling of how Copernicus developed his theories, his reluctance to publish his findings, the consequences on science, technology and theology,for himself, Kepler and Galileo. Fitting that I finished this book just after we commemorated another trip around the sun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by H Wesselius | 1/12/2014

    " I admit I enjoyed the book but it was marred by the lack of a focus. At times it was biographical and at other times a history of science or ideas. I would've preferred the latter. The greatest strengths of the book is the manner in which it sets the intellectual context and then later describes the difficulty of changing our view of the universe. "

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