Tuesday, June 16, 2009

The Book Nobody Read by Owen Gingerich

This highly entertaining description of Gingerich's thirty-year project to create a census of extant copies of Copernicus's de Revolutionibus reinforced two ideas. First, always be ready when your life's work presents itself. Second, the value of meticulous cataloging cannot be overstated.

Leatherby Libraries Call Number: QB41 .G38 2004
3rd Floor Science & Technology Library
Review submitted by: Nancy Stenerson Gonzales, Cataloger, Leatherby Libraries
Rating: Highly Recommended

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