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Epitome of Copernican Astronomy: And, Harmonies of the World (Great Minds Series)

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The brilliant German mathematician Johannes Kepler (1571-1630), one of the founders of modern astronomy, revolutionized the Copernican heliocentric theory of the universe with his three laws of motion: that the planets move not in circular but elliptical orbits, that their speed is greatest when nearest the sun, and that the sun and planets form an integrated system. This volume contains two of his most important works: The Epitome of Copernican Astronomy (books 4 and 5 of which are translated here) is a textbook of Copernican science, remarkable for the prominence given to physical astronomy and for the extension to the Jovian system of the laws recently discovered to regulate the motions of the Planets. Harmonies of the World (book 5 of which is translated here) expounds an elaborate system of celestial harmonies depending on the varying velocities of the planets.

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ISBN:
9781573920360
Translator:
Wallis, Charles Glenn
Author:
Wallis, Charles Glenn
Author:
Kepler, Johannes
Publisher:
Prometheus Books
Location:
Amherst, N.Y. :
Subject:
Science
Subject:
Astronomy
Subject:
Early works to 1800
Subject:
Modern - Renaissance Era
Subject:
Astronomy -- Early works to 1800.
Subject:
History & Surveys - Modern - Renaissance Era
Subject:
Astronomy - General
Subject:
Kepler, Johannes
Subject:
General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Great Minds Series
Series Volume:
4
Publication Date:
19951131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
254
Dimensions:
8.52x5.46x.81 in. .69 lbs.

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