Nicolaus Copernicus/Bibliography

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A list of key readings about Nicolaus Copernicus.
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Primary sources

  • Copernicus, Nicolaus. On The Revolutions of Heavenly Spheres (2004) 384pp excerpt and text search; facsimile edition pdf edition at Harvard
  • Copernicus, Nicolaus. Minor Works. Johns Hopkins U. Press, 1992. 373 pp.
  • Copernicus, Nicolaus. Three Copernican Treatises ed. by Edward Rosen and Georg Joachim Rhäticus (1939)
  • Copernicus, Nicolaus. Collected Works (1978)

Other Sources

  • Blumenburg, Hans. The Genesis of the Copernican World. MIT Press, 1989. 822 pp. search
  • Catholic Encyclopedia : Nicolaus Copernicus
  • Crowe, Michael J. Theories of the World from Antiquity to the Copernican Revolution. (2nd ed. 2001) 229 pp. excerpt and text search
  • Gingerich, Owen. The Book Nobody Read: Chasing Revolutions of Nicolaus Copernicus (2004)
  • Gingerich, Owen. The Eye of Heaven: Ptolemy, Copernicus, and Kepler. American Institute of Physics, 1993. 442 pp. excerpt and text search
  • Howell, Kenneth J. God's Two Books: Copernican Cosmology and Biblical Interpretation in Early Modern Science. U. of Notre Dame Press, 2001. 319 pp.
  • Kuhn, Thomas S. The Copernican Revolution (1957) excerpt and text search
  • Rosen, Edward. Copernicus and His Successors (2003)
  • Rosen, Edward. Copernicus and the Scientific Revolution (1984)
  • Vollmann, William T. Uncentering the Earth: Copernicus and the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres. 2006. 240 pp.
  • Westman, Robert S. "Two Cultures or One? A Second Look at Kuhn's the Copernican Revolution." Isis 1994 85(1): 79-115. Issn: 0021-1753 Fulltext: in Jstor]