They Changed the World : Copernicus, Bruno, Galileo


ISBN 9789381182963
Author Rik Hoskin
Illustrator Naresh Kumar

In the 15th Century, most astronomers agreed that the Earth was the center of the universe. This idea dated back more than 1000 years, to the Greek astronomer Ptolemy, who stated that the Earth was motionless, and that all other heavenly bodies moved in complicated patterns around the Earth. This became the accepted view of the Catholic Church, an institution so powerful that few would dare to question it. Until Copernicus, Bruno and Galileo…

Learn the life stories of these three great minds, their struggles against authority and their great breakthroughs, which led to the triumph of science and humanity.

About the author

Rik Hoskin is a comic book writer and novelist from England.  He wrote the New York Times bestselling graphic novel series, White Sand, with fantasy author Brandon Sanderson, and has also written Superman, Star Wars, Doctor Who and helped develop a successful Spider-Man comic aimed at younger readers, among many other titles.  Rik has also written animated comics for BBC television and others.

As a novelist, Rik has written Hercules, The Legendary Journeys and, under the pen name James Axler, was the primary author on the Outlanders series and contributed books to its companion series, Deathlands.

Rik previously wrote Karna: Victory in Death and The Taj Mahal: An Incredible Love Story for Campfire.

About the artist

A resident of New Delhi, India, Naresh Kumar describes himself as a seeker who is continuously trying to learn as much as he can, and his art is an expression of his curiosity toward the world. A firm believer in humanity, Naresh brings an experienced hand to the drawing board, and his photo-realistic style captures the subtle emotions of his characters. His work features in a number of titles from Campfire, which include World War Two: Against the Rising Sun, Genesis: From Creation to the Flood, Julius Caesar, Martin Luther King Jr.: Let Freedom Ring, They Changed the World: Crick & Watson, The Industrial Revolution and Hamlet.

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