Harmonies of the World, Book 5

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Running Press, 2005 - Science - 89 pages
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Book Five of Johannes Kepler's great masterpiece on planetary motion is presented with an introduction by the ultimate authority on this topic, noted physicist and bestselling author Stephen Hawking. Modifying Copernicus's sun-centered model of the universe, Kepler's 1619 work went on to establish laws of planetary motion, forming the basis for Newton's discoveries some 60 years later. As part of our On the Shoulders of Giants series, this translation of the original edition of Kepler's monumental essay includes an insightful biography and a highly accessible summary putting into context the significance of Harmony of the World.
  

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I started reading this for how intelligent it made me feel...I'm continuing onward for the beautiful impenetrable prose...let's hope I make it through. Seems unlikely. Even if I make it through, all ... Read full review

Contents

HARMONIES OF THE WORLD
1
A Summary of Astronomical Doctrine Necessary for Speculation
8
In What Things Having to do with the Planetary Movements Have
18
In the Ratios of the Planetary Movements which are Apparent as it were
30
The Universal Consonances of All Six Planets Like Common FourPart
37
In the Celestial Harmonies Which Planet Sings Soprano Which Alto
46
Epilogue Concerning the Sun by way of Conjecture
83
Acknowledgments
91
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Stephen Hawkingís ability to make science understandable and compelling to a lay audience was established with the publication of his first book, A Brief History of Time, which has sold nearly 10 million copies in 40 languages. Hawking has authored or participated in the creation of numerous other popular science books, including On the Shoulders of Giants and The Illustrated On the Shoulders of Giants.

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