Kepler's witch

an astronomer's discovery of cosmic order amid religious war, political intrigue, and the heresy trial of his mother

By Connor, James W.

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ISBN
978-0-06052-255-1
Publisher
San Francisco : HarperSanFrancisco, c2004.


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Reviewed on April 1, 2004

Johannes Kepler confirmed the Copernican universe, laying the foundation for Newton's later laws of physics; calculated the true shape of the solar system, along with the basic laws of planetary motion; and was mathematician to Emperor Rudolph II for 11 years (1601-12). But as former Jesuit priest Connor makes clear, he was also an extremely spiritual Protestant living in a time of violent religious clashes-the Reformation and the Coun...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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