AOT #296: Dava Sobel Podcasts A More Perfect Heaven: How Copernicus Revolutionized the Cosmos
Dava Sobel, the acclaimed author of the internationally bestselling titles Longitude, Galileo’s Daughter, and The Planets, discusses her new book A More Perfect Heaven: How Copernicus Revolutionized the Cosmos. In her elegant, compelling style, Sobel chronicles, as nobody has, 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, imagining young German mathematician Georg Joachim Rheticus’s struggle to convince Copernicus to publish his theories. As she achieved with her previous bestsellers, Sobel expands the boundaries of narration, giving us an unforgettable portrait of scientific achievement, and of the ever-present tensions between science and faith.