Book:Johannes Kepler/Epitome Astronomiae Copernicanae

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Johannes Kepler: Epitome Astronomiae Copernicanae

Published $\text {1618 - 1621}$
In English:

Epitome of Copernican Astronomy

Subject Matter

This is a distillation of the main message of his Astronomia Nova explained for the layperson.


Notable Quotes

It has been ten years since I published my Astronomia Nova. As only a few copies were printed, and as it has so to speak hidden the teaching about celestial causes in thickets of calculations and the rest of the astronomical apparatus, and since the more delicate readers were frightened away by the price of the book too; it seemed to my friends that I should be doing right and fulfilling my responsibilities, if I should write an epitome, wherein a summary of both the physical and astronomical teaching concerning the heavens would be set forth in plain and simple speech and with the boredom of the demonstrations alleviated.

Critical View

This book was immediately suppressed and placed on the Index Librorum Prohibitorum.