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The Resource Uncentering the Earth : Copernicus and The revolutions of the heavenly spheres, William T. Vollmann

Uncentering the Earth : Copernicus and The revolutions of the heavenly spheres, William T. Vollmann

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Uncentering the Earth : Copernicus and The revolutions of the heavenly spheres
Title
Uncentering the Earth
Title remainder
Copernicus and The revolutions of the heavenly spheres
Statement of responsibility
William T. Vollmann
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
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Vollmann, William T
Dewey number
  • 520.92
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
QB41.C763
LC item number
V66 2006
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Great discoveries
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  • Copernicus, Nicolaus
  • Copernicus, Nicolaus
  • Solar system
  • Astronomy
Target audience
adult
Label
Uncentering the Earth : Copernicus and The revolutions of the heavenly spheres, William T. Vollmann
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0518/2005025864.html
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-294)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Spherical finitude
  • III.5-26: Eccentrics, epicycles and an uncentered Earth
  • Silent to the End
  • 168
  • "A pale, insignificant figure"
  • Postludes to an occultation
  • Fish days and meat days in Gynopolis
  • "Nobody shall have any proper pretext to suspect evil of me hereafter"
  • Safe at last
  • Exegesis: Book IV
  • 180
  • I.2
  • IV.2-4: "I say that the lunar appearances agree"
  • IV.4-32: Distances, diameters, volumes
  • Pillars of Hercules
  • 185
  • "I doubt not that certain savants have taken great offense"
  • To the Eighth Circle
  • Herschel's looming universe
  • Exegesis: Book V
  • 192
  • V.1-5: The Martian circles
  • Spherical Earth
  • V.4-36: Rescuing Mercury from injury and disparagement
  • Assessments
  • 203
  • "Rotting in a coffer"
  • False supposition, true demonstration
  • Exegesis: Book VI
  • 206
  • VI.1-8: Inclination, obliquation, deviation
  • VI.9: "Except that in the case of Mercury ..."
  • Simplicity
  • Starry proofs
  • 212
  • Astrologers' shameful recourse
  • Epilogue to Mercury's obliquation
  • Back to iron-grubbing
  • But the universe screamed
  • Burnings
  • 221
  • Medicean planets
  • Resolutely Copernican
  • "How great would have been thy joy"
  • I.3
  • "Newly emerging values still seeking intellectual justification"
  • "Safely back on a solid Earth"
  • Proportioning water on the Earth
  • I.4
  • Eternal circles, circles around circles
  • Ecliptic and the Zodiac
  • Equinoxes
  • Why the Universe Screams
  • Ecliptic wriggles
  • A complaint against contrary movements
  • I.4 (cont'd)
  • "We must however confess that the movements are circular"
  • On guard
  • What We Believed: Cosmology
  • 53
  • Centeredness as inevitability
  • Twelve impieties
  • Ptolemy's justifications
  • 21
  • Polish courtyards
  • Dead hand
  • Epicycles
  • Diagram of a water-mill
  • Equants
  • Parable of the Alphonsine Tables
  • One thing with many effects
  • Exegesis: I.5
  • 79
  • What We Believed: Motion
  • Exegesis: Osiander's Preface and I.1-4
  • 80
  • Earth's appropriate position
  • Natural versus compulsory motion
  • Willed perfection
  • "Circular movement belongs to wholes and rectilinear to parts"
  • Stillness
  • Exegesis: I.5 (cont'd)-I.9
  • 90
  • I.5
  • "Does the Earth have a circular movement?"
  • 25
  • I.6
  • Geometry of heavenly immensity
  • I.7-9
  • Copernicus almost defines gravity
  • A digression on Neptune's atmosphere
  • A sub-digression on the Coriolis Effect
  • "Then what should we say about the clouds?"
  • I.9
  • Centering the sun
  • Limits of Observation in 1543
  • Once upon a time, beneath an unspotted sun
  • 100
  • How easy it used to be to save the appearances!
  • Foucault's pendulum
  • "Bequeathed like a legacy"
  • "Binoculars are usually needed"
  • Exegesis: I.10-14
  • 109
  • I.10
  • Simplifying and rearranging the heavenly spheres
  • I.11
  • Provenance of the preface
  • Earth's three movements
  • I.12-14
  • Some theorems of plane and spherical geometry
  • Orbits of Venus
  • 113
  • "In line with the Water-Bearer's testicles"
  • Parallax
  • Another perfect circle
  • "Then what will they say is contained in all this space?"
  • "An easier and more convenient demonstration"
  • Rev. I.1
  • "More complicated than the Ptolemaic system"
  • "But now the Telescope manifestly shows these horns"
  • Exegesis: Book II
  • 136
  • II.1-2: Uncentering definitions
  • II.3-14: Tables and transformations
  • What We Believed: Scriptures
  • 142
  • Parable of the lodestone
  • Exempt from re-examination
  • What ought to be must be
  • Status of the sun when Lot came to Zo'ar
  • "Aided by spiritual insight"
  • Twenty-four centuries since Creation
  • Axioms of Scriptural astronomy
  • Leaden square
  • "The Sun did run much more than 7,000 miles"
  • Exegesis: Book III
  • 161
  • III.1-3: Spica's variables
  • III.3-4: The lost ellipse
Control code
ocm61479556
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
295 pages
Isbn
9780393059694
Lccn
2005025864
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
520.92 C79V ; P ; XX-N ; C-ES; C0306BT1 ; Rev. ; S0708BT2 ; Done 9/07.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o61479556
  • (Sirsi) o61479556
Label
Uncentering the Earth : Copernicus and The revolutions of the heavenly spheres, William T. Vollmann
Link
http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip0518/2005025864.html
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-294)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Spherical finitude
  • III.5-26: Eccentrics, epicycles and an uncentered Earth
  • Silent to the End
  • 168
  • "A pale, insignificant figure"
  • Postludes to an occultation
  • Fish days and meat days in Gynopolis
  • "Nobody shall have any proper pretext to suspect evil of me hereafter"
  • Safe at last
  • Exegesis: Book IV
  • 180
  • I.2
  • IV.2-4: "I say that the lunar appearances agree"
  • IV.4-32: Distances, diameters, volumes
  • Pillars of Hercules
  • 185
  • "I doubt not that certain savants have taken great offense"
  • To the Eighth Circle
  • Herschel's looming universe
  • Exegesis: Book V
  • 192
  • V.1-5: The Martian circles
  • Spherical Earth
  • V.4-36: Rescuing Mercury from injury and disparagement
  • Assessments
  • 203
  • "Rotting in a coffer"
  • False supposition, true demonstration
  • Exegesis: Book VI
  • 206
  • VI.1-8: Inclination, obliquation, deviation
  • VI.9: "Except that in the case of Mercury ..."
  • Simplicity
  • Starry proofs
  • 212
  • Astrologers' shameful recourse
  • Epilogue to Mercury's obliquation
  • Back to iron-grubbing
  • But the universe screamed
  • Burnings
  • 221
  • Medicean planets
  • Resolutely Copernican
  • "How great would have been thy joy"
  • I.3
  • "Newly emerging values still seeking intellectual justification"
  • "Safely back on a solid Earth"
  • Proportioning water on the Earth
  • I.4
  • Eternal circles, circles around circles
  • Ecliptic and the Zodiac
  • Equinoxes
  • Why the Universe Screams
  • Ecliptic wriggles
  • A complaint against contrary movements
  • I.4 (cont'd)
  • "We must however confess that the movements are circular"
  • On guard
  • What We Believed: Cosmology
  • 53
  • Centeredness as inevitability
  • Twelve impieties
  • Ptolemy's justifications
  • 21
  • Polish courtyards
  • Dead hand
  • Epicycles
  • Diagram of a water-mill
  • Equants
  • Parable of the Alphonsine Tables
  • One thing with many effects
  • Exegesis: I.5
  • 79
  • What We Believed: Motion
  • Exegesis: Osiander's Preface and I.1-4
  • 80
  • Earth's appropriate position
  • Natural versus compulsory motion
  • Willed perfection
  • "Circular movement belongs to wholes and rectilinear to parts"
  • Stillness
  • Exegesis: I.5 (cont'd)-I.9
  • 90
  • I.5
  • "Does the Earth have a circular movement?"
  • 25
  • I.6
  • Geometry of heavenly immensity
  • I.7-9
  • Copernicus almost defines gravity
  • A digression on Neptune's atmosphere
  • A sub-digression on the Coriolis Effect
  • "Then what should we say about the clouds?"
  • I.9
  • Centering the sun
  • Limits of Observation in 1543
  • Once upon a time, beneath an unspotted sun
  • 100
  • How easy it used to be to save the appearances!
  • Foucault's pendulum
  • "Bequeathed like a legacy"
  • "Binoculars are usually needed"
  • Exegesis: I.10-14
  • 109
  • I.10
  • Simplifying and rearranging the heavenly spheres
  • I.11
  • Provenance of the preface
  • Earth's three movements
  • I.12-14
  • Some theorems of plane and spherical geometry
  • Orbits of Venus
  • 113
  • "In line with the Water-Bearer's testicles"
  • Parallax
  • Another perfect circle
  • "Then what will they say is contained in all this space?"
  • "An easier and more convenient demonstration"
  • Rev. I.1
  • "More complicated than the Ptolemaic system"
  • "But now the Telescope manifestly shows these horns"
  • Exegesis: Book II
  • 136
  • II.1-2: Uncentering definitions
  • II.3-14: Tables and transformations
  • What We Believed: Scriptures
  • 142
  • Parable of the lodestone
  • Exempt from re-examination
  • What ought to be must be
  • Status of the sun when Lot came to Zo'ar
  • "Aided by spiritual insight"
  • Twenty-four centuries since Creation
  • Axioms of Scriptural astronomy
  • Leaden square
  • "The Sun did run much more than 7,000 miles"
  • Exegesis: Book III
  • 161
  • III.1-3: Spica's variables
  • III.3-4: The lost ellipse
Control code
ocm61479556
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
295 pages
Isbn
9780393059694
Lccn
2005025864
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
520.92 C79V ; P ; XX-N ; C-ES; C0306BT1 ; Rev. ; S0708BT2 ; Done 9/07.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o61479556
  • (Sirsi) o61479556

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