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Best-selling author Dava Sobel will discuss her new book A More Perfect Heaven on Tuesday, October 18 at 7:00 p.m. at the University of Minnesota Bookstore in Coffman Memorial Union.

Sobel chronicles the conflicting personalities and extraordinary discoveries that shaped the Copernican Revolution. At the heart of the book is her play “And The Sun Stood Still,” where she imagines German mathematician Georg Joachi Rheticus’s struggle to convince Copernicus to publish his manuscript proving that the Sun, not the Earth, was the center of the universe. The story unfolds as the Protestant youth leaves his aging Catholic mentor and arranges to have his manuscript published—a book that forever changed humankind’s place in the universe. A More Perfect Heaven provides a portrait of scientific achievement, and the ever-present tensions between science and faith.

Sobel is the author of Longitude, Galileo’s Daughter, and the Planets.

Sobel will sign copies of her book following the discussion. For more information, or to order a signed copy visit www.bookstore.umn.edu/genref/authors.html.

Official Website: http://www.bookstore.umn.edu/genref/authors.html

Added by U of M Bookstore on September 1, 2011

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