Biographical Encyclopedia of Astronomers

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Copernicus, Nicolaus

  • Owen GingerichEmail author
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Selected References

  1. Copernicus, Nicolaus (1952). On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres, translated by Charles Glen Wallis. In Ptolemy, Copernicus, Kepler. Vol. 16 of Great Books of the Western World. Chicago: Encyclopaedia Britannica. (See Vol. 15 in the 1955 edition.)Google Scholar
  2. — (1978). On the Revolutions, edited by Jerzy Dobrzycki with translation and commentary by Edward Rosen. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press.Google Scholar
  3. Gingerich, Owen (1993). The Eye of Heaven: Ptolemy, Copernicus, Kepler. New York: Springer.Google Scholar
  4. — (2002). An Annotated Census of Copernicus’ De Revolutionibus (Nuremberg, 1543 and Basel, 1566). Leiden: Brill.Google Scholar
  5. Rosen, Edward (1971). Three Copernican Treatises. 3rd ed. New York: Octagon Books. (Includes a biography of Copernicus.)Google Scholar
  6. Swerdlow, N. M. and O. Neugebauer (1984). Mathematical Astronomy in Copernicus’s De Revolutionibus. 2 Pts. New York: Springer-Verlag.zbMATHCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Harvard-Smithsonian Center for AstrophysicsCambridgeUSA