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Johannes Kepler and the new astronomy

Author: James R Voelkel
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©1999.
Series: Oxford portraits in science.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Elementary and junior high school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A biography of the German astronomer who discovered three laws of planetary motion.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Juvenile works
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Biography Juvenile literature
Named Person: Johannes Kepler; Johannes Kepler; Johannes Kepler; Johannes Kepler; Johannes Kepler; Johannes Kepler
Material Type: Biography, Elementary and junior high school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James R Voelkel
ISBN: 0195116801 9780195116809
OCLC Number: 41347016
Description: 141 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The comet --
Sidebar: Copernicus's Model of Retrograde Motion --
The secret of the universe --
Sidebar: Platonic solids --
The new astronomy --
Sidebar: Uraniborg Observatory --
Sidebar: Kepler's first two laws --
The harmony of the world --
Sidebar: Kepler's third law --
Witch trial --
The dream --
Epilogue.
Series Title: Oxford portraits in science.
Responsibility: James R. Voelkel.
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