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Armillary Sphere, Facade of Santa Maria Novella (Wikimedia Commons)

Another post from the History Book Club, this time based on three books:

  • To Explain the World: The Discovery of Modern Science, by Steven Weinberg.
  • The Sun in the Church: Cathedrals as Solar Observatories, by J.L. Heilbron.
  • The Composition of Kepler’s Astronomia Nova, by James Voelkel.

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