Kepler: Full Bibliography

Recommended Reading

Owen Gingerich, 'Kepler', in the Dictionary of Scientific Biography, vol. 7 & 8, New York 1981, 289-312.

John North, The Fontana History of Astronomy and Cosmology, London 1994, pp. 309-26

Other Texts

Max Caspar, Kepler, translated by C. Doris Hellman, with notes by Owen Gingerich and Alain Segonds, New York 1993

M. Caspar and M. List, Bibliographia Kepleriana, Munich 1968

Introduction by J. V. Field to her English translation of De fundamentis astrologiae certioribus (On the more certain foundations of astrology), Prague 1601, in 'A Lutheran Astrologer: Johannes Kepler', Archive for the History of Exact Sciences 29 (1984), 189-272

O. Gingerich, 'Johannes Kepler and the Rudolphine Tables', in his The Great Copernicus Chase and other adventures in astronomical history, Cambridge 1992

For Kepler's view of the history of astronomy, see N. Jardine, The Birth of History and Philosophy of Science: Kepler's Defence of Tycho against Ursus with essays on its provenance and significance, Cambridge 1984

The second edition of the Mystery of the Universe (1621) is translated into English as the Mysterium cosmographicum. The secret of the universe, by A.M. Duncan, and commentary by E.J. Aiton, New York 1981

Kepler's tract on the snowflake is available in English translation by C. Hardie, The six-cornered snowflake, Oxford 1966

The Somnium is translated by Patricia Frueh Kirkwood, in Kepler's Dream Berkeley 1965

H. M. Nobis, 'The reaction of astronomers to the Gregorian Calendar', in G. V. Coyne, M. A. Hoskin and O. Pedersen (eds), Gregorian reform of the calendar: proceedings of the Vatican Conference to commemorate its 400th anniversary, 1582-1982, the Vatican City 1983, pp. 243-51