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Caspar, Max 1880-1956

Overview
Works: 124 works in 727 publications in 6 languages and 4,760 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Bibliography  Records and correspondence  History 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Creator, Other, Author of introduction, csn
Classifications: QB36.K4, 925.2
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Most widely held works by Max Caspar
Kepler by Max Caspar( Book )

73 editions published between 1941 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A towering figure in intellectual history and one of the fathers of modern astronomy, the great mathematician Johannes Kepler (1571{u2013}1630) is best known for his discovery of the three laws of planetary motion, which paved the way for a dynamic explanation of the heavenly phenomena. At a time when the Ptolemaic view still prevailed in official circles, Kepler undertook to prove the truth of the Copernican world view and through exceptional perseverance and force of intellect achieved that goal. His epochal intellectual feats are completely and thoroughly described in this splendid work, considered the definitive biography of Kepler. Drawing on a wealth of primary sources, the author presents a fascinating and erudite picture of Kepler's scientific accomplishments, his public life (work with Tycho Brahe, the Danish astronomer; mathematical appointments at Graz, Prague, and Linz; pioneering work with calculus and optics, and more) and his personal life: childhood and youth, financial situation, his mother's trial as a witch, his own lifelong fear of religious persecution, his difficulties in choosing one of eleven possible young women as his second wife, and more, through his last years in Ulm and death in Regensburg. Until his death in 1956, Professor Max Caspar was the world's foremost Kepler scholar. He had spent over two-thirds of his life assembling, cataloging, describing, analyzing, and editing Kepler's works. To this biography he brought tremendous learning and passionate enthusiasm for his subject, creating an unsurpassed resource on the life and work of one of history's greatest scientific minds. Originally published in German and superbly translated into English by C. Doris Hellman, Kepler will fascinate scholars and general readers alike
Gesammelte Werke by Johannes Kepler( Book )

45 editions published between 1937 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bibliographia Kepleriana : ein Führer durch das gedruckte Schrifttum von Johannes Kepler, mit 80 Faksimile by Max Caspar( Book )

56 editions published between 1934 and 1998 in 3 languages and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Weltharmonik by Johannes Kepler( Book )

41 editions published between 1939 and 2006 in German and Undetermined and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Neue Astronomie by Johannes Kepler( Book )

11 editions published between 1929 and 1990 in German and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gesammelte Werke by Johannes Kepler( Book )

25 editions published between 1951 and 1995 in German and Latin and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The secret of the universe = Mysterium cosmographicum by Johannes Kepler( Book )

15 editions published between 1923 and 1936 in German and Latin and held by 88 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bibliographia Kepleriana by Max Caspar( Book )

4 editions published between 1968 and 1976 in German and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gesammelte Werke by Johannes Kepler( Book )

20 editions published in 1955 in German and Latin and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gesammelte Werke by Johannes Kepler( Book )

19 editions published between 1959 and 1988 in German and Latin and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gesammelte Werke by Johannes Kepler( Book )

14 editions published in 1945 in Latin and German and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gesammelte Werke by Johannes Kepler( Book )

16 editions published in 1940 in Latin and German and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gesammelte Werke by Johannes Kepler( Book )

18 editions published between 1938 and 1997 in German and Latin and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gesammelte Werke by Johannes Kepler( Book )

8 editions published between 1953 and 2006 in German and Latin and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kopernikus und Kepler; zwei Vorträge by Max Caspar( Book )

9 editions published in 1943 in German and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gesammelte Werke by Johannes Kepler( Book )

21 editions published between 1945 and 2001 in Latin and German and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gesammelte Werke by Johannes Kepler( Book )

14 editions published between 1937 and 1990 in Latin and German and held by 51 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gesammelte Werke by Johannes Kepler( Book )

6 editions published between 1941 and 2005 in Latin and German and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gesammelte Werke by Johannes Kepler( Book )

in German and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Caspar, M.

Caspar, Max

Max Caspar deutscher Astronomiehistoriker

Max Caspar Duits wiskundige (1880-1956)

Max Caspar German mathematician and historian of mathematics

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