Whether or not you deem yourself a science enthusiast, all of us have heard the names Copernicus, Kepler (or Galileo at least). Scientists. All who changed the way we see the universe – they changed how one understood humanity.
‘Discovering the History of Astronomy – Scientists who changed the way we see the Universe’, is a six book collection starting with Copernicus, Brahe, Kepler and Galileo. All books will be translated into English.
We are creating a ‘galaxy’ of books – each one inspired by a different planet. With that metaphor in mind – special printing techniques have been applied to the cover of each book to reflect the planet they represent and create an experience for the reader, as they discover the title of each book.
De revolutionibus orbium coelestium
We can consider Nicolaus Copernicus’ De revolutionibus orbium coelestium (1543) as the beginning of the Scientific Revolution.
The book is his major work and where he described his heliocentric theory. According to this theory – the Earth was not at the center, but Earth and planets move around the Sun.
Copernicus maintained that the Sun was at the center of the system, although he was wrongly defending a circular orbit. However, the idea that the earth moved around the sun was questioned by most of Copernicus’ contemporaries.
We have linked Copernicus’ book to Mercury, as it’s the first book within our collection. Mercury is a hot planet so part of the title is covered with thermochromic ink. As heat is applied by placing your finger across the black ink – the full title begins to emerge.