the dream, or posthumous work on lunar astronomy
translated with a commentary by Edward Rosen.
Written in English.
About the Book
One of the most important books in the history of science, Kepler's long-overlooked Somnium made a significant contribution to the study of astronomy. Its unique twofold nature--combining a serious scientific treatise on lunar astronomy with a fictional narrative about a trip to the moon--puzzled seventeenth-century readers as well as succeeding generations, and the work lapsed into obscurity. This excellent English translation of the Somnium (originally written in Latin) offers plentiful notes to assist in following Kepler's thought, along with an introduction that traces the work's history and significance. This edition reconstructs the Somnium's checkered history in complete and fascinating detail, with scholarly commentary and extensive appendixes.
Table of Contents
|Abbreviations||Abbreviations of Works Cited Frequently||xii|
|Illustrations||List of Illustrations||xv|
|The Dream||The Dream||3|
|Kepler's Notes||Kepler's Notes on the Dream||30|
|Kepler's Appendix||Kepler's Geographical Appendix to the Dream||149|
|Kepler's Notes||Kepler's Notes on the Geographical Appendix||153|
|Appendix A||Jacob Bartsch||177|
|Appendix B||Ludwig Kepler||194|
|Appendix C||Kepler's Lunar Dissertation of 1593||207|
|Appendix D||Kepler's Translation of Plutarch's Moon||209|
|Appendix E||Kepler and Donne||212|
|Appendix F||Kepler's Legendary Account of Aristotle's Death||214|
|Appendix G||Oddur Einarsson, Bishop in Iceland||216|
|Appendix H||Kepler's Concept of Gravity||218|
|Appendix I||Kepler's Concept of Inertia||222|
|Appendix J||The Cold of Quivira||224|
|Appendix K||David Fabricius||226|
|Appendix L||Paul Guldin||233|
|Appendix M||The People of Lucumoria||236|
Includes bibliographical references (p. 241-243) and index.
Originally published: Madison : University of Wisconsin Press, 1967.
|Genre||Early works to 1800.|
|Dewey Decimal Class||523.3|
|Library of Congress||QB41 .K4213 2003|
The Physical Object
|Pagination||xxiii, 255 p. ;|
|Number of pages||255|
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