The book nobody read


nbruce writes "You can listen to an interesting book story on NPR as Robert Siegel interviews author Owen Gingerich who tells the story of his new book, The book nobody read. He tells how he tracked down the copies of On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres, written in the 1500s by Nicolaus Copernicus. There is also an opportunity to listen to Gingerich reading from the book. He notes that most important libraries seemed to own copies and the readers were the top scientists of the era--this being determined by notes in the margins."

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