A More Perfect Heaven

How Copernicus Revolutionized the Cosmos
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Author(s): Dava Sobel
Genre: History
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (7.40 hours)
Product Number: Z04324
Released: Nov 01, 2011
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ISBN: #9781464005428
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With the enthralling style that made Longitude and Galileo's Daughter international best-sellers, Dava Sobel paints an unforgettable portrait of the Copernican Revolution. Encouraged by his German protege, Polish cleric Nicolaus Copernicus published his heliocentric model of the universe, tantalizing 16th-century mathematicians and scientists-and triggering a groundswell of opposition.

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A More Perfect Heaven
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All formats/editions

CD
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Author(s): Dava Sobel
Genre: History
Product Number C00010
Released: Sep 12, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781461826231
MP3 CD
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Author(s): Dava Sobel
Genre: History
Product Number MP0192
Released: Oct 27, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781461840596
eBook
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Author(s): Dava Sobel
Product Number EB00637587
Released: Feb 23, 2016
Business Term: 52 Circ / 730 Day
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA
ISBN: #9780802778932

Professional reviews

"Copernicus's story is told in two parts: one, an account of his personal life, his roles in the Church and society, and his scientific work; the other, a play about his encounter with a young mathematician and the release of his astronomical theories. Suzanne Toren reads the history in a strong, clear, expressive voice, intelligently and with varied, natural-sounding changes in tone and emphasis. What's unnatural are the unnecessary pauses between some sentences, even between some words. The text is sometimes dry but not difficult; it doesn't need slowing down. The play is literate and the voice acting accomplished, especially that of George Guidall as Copernicus, and it moves along (including Toren's reading of stage directions), unhindered by pauses. The production has many strengths; its weaknesses could easily have been avoided. W.M. (c) AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine"

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