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Machina mundi
Images and Measures of the Cosmos from Copernicus to Newton / Immagini e misure del Cosmo da Copernico a Newton

Polistampa, 2004

Curated by:

Paolo Del Santo

Giorgio Strano

Pages: 112

Features: col ills, paperback

Size: 17x24

ISBN: 88-8304-761-3


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€ 11,90

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English text with italian version in appendix

We have chosen to base the story of this World View Network project on the scholarly giants Nicolaus Copernicus, Thyco Brahe, Johann Kepler, Galileo Galilei and Isaac Newton. There were more of course, but these five made the all-important advancements. The history of how the modern concept of the Universe was created is a journey through two centuries from Frombork in northern Poland, the island of Ven in the Sound between Denmark and Sweden, Prague of the Holy Roman Empire, the scholarly centre in Florence to Cambridge and Woolsthorpe. When Newton fitted the final piece of the puzzle to his law of gravity, it confirmed Copernicus’ heliocentric hypothesis.