- xiv, 273 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
- Also includes "And the sun stood still: a play in two acts", speculating what may have happened in the conversation between Rheticus and Copernicus.Contents: Machine generated contents note: pt. One Prelude -- ch. 1 Moral Rustic, and Amorous Epistles -- ch. 2 The Brief Sketch -- ch. 3 Leases of Abandoned Farmsteads -- ch. 4 On the Method of Minting Money -- ch. 5 The Letter Against Werner -- ch. 6 The Bread Tariff -- pt. Two Interplay -- "And the Sun Stood Still" ACT I -- "And the Sun Stood Still" ACT II -- pt. Three Aftermath -- ch. 7 The First Account -- ch. 8 On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres -- ch. 9 The Basel Edition -- ch. 10 Epitome of Copernican Astronomy -- ch. 11 Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief Systems of the World, Ptolemaic and Copernican -- ch. 12 An Annotated Census of Copernicus' De Revolutionibus.Includes bibliographical references and index.Summary: The bestselling author of Longitude and Galileo's Daughter tells the story of Nicolaus Copernicus and the revolution in astronomy that changed the world.