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The Resource Kepler and the universe : how one man revolutionized astronomy, David K. Love

Kepler and the universe : how one man revolutionized astronomy, David K. Love

Label
Kepler and the universe : how one man revolutionized astronomy
Title
Kepler and the universe
Title remainder
how one man revolutionized astronomy
Statement of responsibility
David K. Love
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A contemporary of Galileo and a forerunner of Isaac Newton, Johannes Kepler (1571-1630) was a pioneering German scientist and a pivotal figure in the history of astronomy. This colorful biography brings the man and his scientific discoveries to life, showing how his contributions were every bit as important as those of Copernicus, Galileo, and Newton. It was Kepler who first advocated the completely new concept of a physical force emanating from the sun that controls the motion of the planets--today we call this gravity and take it for granted. He also established that the orbits of the planets were elliptical in shape and not circular. And his three laws of planetary motion are still used by contemporary astronomers and space scientists. The author focuses not just on these and other momentous breakthroughs but also on Kepler's arduous life, punctuated by frequent tragedy and hardships, including being frequently caught up in the religious conflicts of the day. Intermingling historical and personal details of Kepler's life with lucid explanations of his scientific research, this book presents a sympathetic portrait of the man and underscores the critical importance of Kepler's discoveries in the history of astronomy.--Adapted from book jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Love, David
Dewey number
  • 520.92
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QB36.K4
LC item number
L68 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Kepler, Johannes
  • Brahe, Tycho
  • Kepler, Johannes
  • Brahe, Tycho
  • Brahe, Tycho
  • Kepler, Johannes
  • Kepler, Johannes
  • Astronomers
  • Astronomy
  • Astronomy
  • Astrònoms
  • Astronomia
  • Astronomers
  • Astronomy
  • Germany
  • Astronomie
Label
Kepler and the universe : how one man revolutionized astronomy, David K. Love
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Maps on endpapers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Astronomy before Kepler -- Kepler's Early Life -- Graz (1594-1600), The Mystery of the Universe -- Kepler and Tycho -- Prague (1600-1612), The New Astronomy -- Prague, Many New Things -- 1610, The Year of the Telescope -- Linz (1612-1626), The Harmony of the Universe -- The Final Years (1626-1630), The Rudolphine Tables -- Epilogue, The Real Universe -- Appendix : Summary of Kepler's Travels
Control code
ocn903634402
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
253 pages
Isbn
9781633881068
Lccn
2015023520
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781633881068
  • (OCoLC)903634402
Label
Kepler and the universe : how one man revolutionized astronomy, David K. Love
Publication
Note
Maps on endpapers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : Astronomy before Kepler -- Kepler's Early Life -- Graz (1594-1600), The Mystery of the Universe -- Kepler and Tycho -- Prague (1600-1612), The New Astronomy -- Prague, Many New Things -- 1610, The Year of the Telescope -- Linz (1612-1626), The Harmony of the Universe -- The Final Years (1626-1630), The Rudolphine Tables -- Epilogue, The Real Universe -- Appendix : Summary of Kepler's Travels
Control code
ocn903634402
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
253 pages
Isbn
9781633881068
Lccn
2015023520
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781633881068
  • (OCoLC)903634402

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