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A New Year’s gift: On the six-cornered snowflake

Author(s): Johannes Kepler
Subject(s): Environmental Geography
Published by: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: Earth soul; snowflakes; Kepler; shape of snowflakes
Summary/Abstract: Introduction to the world of Kepler’s geometric deliberations, connected with the discoveries of the following centuries, up to the 20th century. The first Polish translation of the book in which Kepler attempts to deduce fundamental laws of nature from the shape of a snowflake. Kepler believed the Earth had a soul which was involved in, among others, the formation of snowflakes.

  • E-ISBN-13: 978-83-235-2718-3
  • Print-ISBN-13: 978-83-235-1064-2
  • Page Count: 88
  • Publication Year: 2013
  • Language: Polish