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The Resource The composition of Kepler's Astronomia nova, James R. Voelkel

The composition of Kepler's Astronomia nova, James R. Voelkel

Label
The composition of Kepler's Astronomia nova
Title
The composition of Kepler's Astronomia nova
Statement of responsibility
James R. Voelkel
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This is one of the most important studies in decades on Johannes Kepler, among the towering figures in the history of astronomy. Drawing extensively on Kepler's correspondence and manuscripts, James Voelkel reveals that the strikingly unusual style of Kepler's magnum opus, the Astronomia nova (1609), has been traditionally misinterpreted. Kepler laid forth the first two of his three laws of planetary motion in this work. Instead of a straightforward presentation of his results, however, he led readers on a wild goose chase, recounting the many errors and false starts he had experienced. This had long been deemed a "confessional" mirror of the daunting technical obstacles Kepler faced. As Voelkel amply demonstrates, it is not."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Voelkel, James R.
Dewey number
521/.3
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QB355.3
LC item number
.V64 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kepler, Johannes
  • Kepler's laws
Label
The composition of Kepler's Astronomia nova, James R. Voelkel
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [295]-299) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
47126749
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 308 pages
Isbn
9780691007380
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2001036296
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The composition of Kepler's Astronomia nova, James R. Voelkel
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [295]-299) and indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
47126749
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 308 pages
Isbn
9780691007380
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2001036296
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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