Author: Blanco, Carlos
- ISBN: 9788496646247
- Release Date: 01-01-1970
-Reviewed by: America Reads Spanish
Carlos Blanco introduces us to the life and work of Nicolaus Copernicus, the 15th century astronomer who changed the image and the concept of the Universe that had endured for a millennia. He describes the environment and age in which Copernicus lived, the Renaissance, a time of great scientific discoveries and innovations. Using two key works by Copernicus, the author analyzes the basis of his heliocentric model, which revolutionized science by postulating that Earth and the rest of the planets revolve around the Sun. Each chapter contains insets which offer definitions or clarify terms, plus a very practical summary of the key elements of the subject under discussion.