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Subject: Astronomiska priser för naturvetenskaplig bok
From: Jan Szczepanski <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:BIBLIST - Topics in Nordic research library user services <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Thu, 19 Jun 2008 09:51:53 +0200

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NEW YORK - A copy of astronomer Nicolaus Copernicus' masterwork, printed 
in 1543,
 went for the out-of-this-world price of $2.2 million on Tuesday at a 
sale of more than 300
books of scientific significance, according to the Christie's auction house.

The rare first edition of "De revolutionibus orbium coelestium" (On the 
Revolutions of the
Heavenly Spheres) went for well more than the expected price of $1.2 
million, Christie's
reported after the sale. The book put forth Copernicus' theory that the 
sun, not the earth,
was at the center of the universe.

En snabb slagning i LIBRIS visar att boken finns fritt tillgänglig för 
alla som vill studera den
fantastiskt djärva teorin närmare. Det kostar ingenting


De åsikter som framförs här är mina personliga 
och inte ett uttryck för Göteborgs universitets-
biblioteks hållning

Opinions expressed here are my own and not
that of Göteborgs universitetsbibliotek

Jan Szczepanski
Förste bibliotekarie 
Goteborgs universitetsbibliotek 
Box 222
SE 405 30 Goteborg, SWEDEN 
Tel: +46 31 773 1164 Fax: +46 31 163797 
E-mail: [log in to unmask]


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