Johannes Kepler and the New Astronomy
James R. Voelkel
Fascinating biography by James R. Voelkel of a scientist in an era when science was fraught with danger.
Partial copy from the back cover: "...As Imperial Mathematician to the Holy Roman Emperor, he analyzed the precise observations of the heavens that his predecessor, the great astronomer Tycho Brahe, had recorded. The book follows the ingenious scientist along the difficult pathway from raw data to his monumental discovery -- the three Laws of Planetary Motion. Kepler also made fundamental contributions to optical theory...."
Paperback, 132 pages of fascinating reading.
© 1999 by James R. Voelkel, published by the Oxford University Press.
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