'The essays are beguiling and well written ... well worth reading and the book will bring them to a wider audience ...' Nature
'It is anecdotal and eminently readable, but underneath its racy and unstructured exterior it makes some strong historical points with authority that such popular writing usually lacks.' The Times Literary Supplement
' ... potential readers should be warned that ... this book is difficult to put down ... a book to read, to dip into in odd moments, to use for reference; above all, it is a book to enjoy.' Contemporary Physics
The Great Copernicus Chase describes 36 incidents drawn from the history of astronomy. The chapters range from Stonehenge and ancient Egypt, to the Great Comet of 1965, and to Albert Einstein. In this series of articles, arranged roughly chronologically, Professor Gingerich covers all the important periods and developments in a book that is generously illustrated throughout.