A More Perfect Heaven: How Copernicus Revolutionized the Cosmos

By Tom Prince, Executive Editor, Reader's Digest Magazine

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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).