Nov 25, 2011 12:10 AM EDT
A More Perfect Heaven: How Copernicus Revolutionized the Cosmos
Tom Prince, Executive Editor, Reader's Digest Magazine
Dava Sobel, the bestselling author of Longitude
and Galileo’s Daughter
, attempts a repeat performance with A More Perfect Heaven. This time, Sobel writes about Copernicus, the astronomer who had the temerity to suggest that the earth revolved around the sun, and about Rheticus, the student who got De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium published (as Copernicus lay dying).