A towering figure in intellectual history and one of the fathers of modern astronomy, the great mathematician Johannes Kepler (1571–1630) is best known for his discovery of the three laws of planetary motion, which paved the way for a dynamic explanation of the heavenly phenomena. At a time when the Ptolemaic view still prevailed in official circles, Kepler undertook to prove the truth of the Copernican world view and through exceptional perseverance and force of intellect achieved that goal.
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INTRODUCTION Despite the occasionally awkward sentence structure, this is an enthralling book. Modern science was born in the midst of the trauma of religious conflict in 17th century Europe. Max ... Read full review
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If I'm not mistaken this is, despite its age, still the standard biography of Kepler. There is a lot of information here -- perhaps more detail than a casual reader might want. Caspar's biography is ... Read full review