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A list of key readings about Johannes Kepler.
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  • Aiton Eric J. "Kepler's Second Law of Planetary Motion." Isis 60 (1969), 75-90. in JSTOR
  • Baumgardt, Carola. Johannes Kepler: Life and Letters, (1951),
  • Beer, Arthur, and Peter Beer eds. Kepler: Four Hundred Years. Vistas in Astronomy 18. (1975), essays by scholars.
  • Caspar, Max. Johannes Kepler: 1571-1630(1993), standard biography
  • Connor, James A. Kepler's Witch: An Astronomer's Discovery of Cosmic Order amid Religious War, Political Intrigue, and the Heresy Trial of His Mother (2004) excerpt and text search
  • Dreyer J. L. E. A History of Astronomy from Thales to Kepler. (2d ed. 1953).
  • Ferguson, Kitty. Tycho & Kepler: The Unlikely Partnership That Forever Changed Our Understanding of the Heavens (2002).
  • Field J. V. Kepler's Geometrical Cosmology. (1988)
  • Forbus, Kenneth D. et al. "Analogical Reasoning and Conceptual Change: A Case Study of Johannes Kepler." Journal of the Learning Sciences. Volume: 6#1 1997. pp 3-41online edition
  • Gilder, Joshua, and Anne-Lee Gilder. Heavenly Intrigue: Johannes Kepler, Tycho Brahe, and the Murder behind One of History's Greatest Scientific Discoveries (2004)
  • Gingerich Owen. "Kepler, Johannes." In The Dictionary of Scientific Biography, vol. 7, ed. C. C. Gillispie and M. DeBruhl, pp. 289-312. (1973).
  • Hanson, Norwood. "The Copernican Disturbance and the Keplerian Revolution." Journal of the History of Ideas 22 (1961), 169-184. in JSTOR
  • Jardine, Nicholas. "The Forging of Modern Realism: Clavius and Kepler against the Sceptics," Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science, 10 (1979), 141-73
  • Koestler, Arthur. The sleepwalkers (1963), popular history.
  • Kozhamthadam, Job. The Discovery of Kepler's Laws: The Interaction of Science, Philosophy, and Religion (1994) online edition
  • Kuhn, Thomas S. The Copernican revolution: Planetary astronomy in the development of Western thought. (1957).
  • Martens, R. Kepler's Philosophy and the New Astronomy (2000).
  • North, John. The Fontana History of Astronomy and Cosmology, (1994), pp. 309-26
  • Russell, J. L. "Kepler's Laws of Planetary Motion: 1609-1666," The British Journal for the History of Science, Vol. 2, No. 1 (1964), pp. 1-24 in JSTOR
  • Stephenson Charles Bruce. Kepler's Physical Astronomy. Springer-Verlag, 1987.
  • Straker, Stephen M. "Kepler, Tycho, and the 'Optical Part of Astronomy': The Genesis of Kepler's Theory of Pinhole Images," Archive for History of Exact Sciences, 24 (1981), 267-93;
  • Voelkel, James R. Johannes Kepler and the New Astronomy (2001) excerpt and text search
  • Westman, Robert S. "Kepler's Theory of Hypothesis and the 'Realist Dilemma,'" Studies in the History and Philosophy of Science, 3 (1972), 233-64
  • Wilson Curtis. "Kepler's Derivation of the Elliptical Path". Isis 59#1 (1968), 5-25. in JSTOR

Primary sources

  • Johannes Kepler, New Astronomy, trans. William H. Donahue (1992),