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    6 centuries of scientific books to be sold in NYC

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20080613/...p7uMTpk35xFb8C

    The collection, which spans six centuries, contains works by Nicolaus Copernicus, Albert Einstein, Charles Darwin, Karl Marx, Sir Isaac Newton and Johannes Kepler. It's expected to bring $6 million Tuesday at Christie's New York auction.
    A copy of Copernicus' "De revolutionibus orbium coelestium" (On the Revolutions of the Heavenly Spheres), printed in 1543, is expected to bring the highest price, between $900,000 and $1.2 million. It puts forth the theory that the sun not the earth is at the center of the universe. (more at link)

    This sounds so interesting!

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    cool I wish I was rich

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spazkat9696 View Post
    cool I wish I was rich
    I would not mind wasting money on something like this, if I were rich!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Taximom View Post
    I would not mind wasting money on something like this, if I were rich!

    I would...in a heart beat!

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    update http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/25238173/ I would love to be able to just look at some of these books.



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