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Austria, Czech Republic, Germany Reading List


A More Perfect Heaven: How Copernicus Revolutionized the Cosmos. Dava Sobel. To be released September 2011

A World Lit Only by Fire: the Medieval Mind and the Renaissance. Portrait of an Age. William Manchester, Boston: Little, Brown, 1992, 1993.

Galileo’s Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love. Dava Sobel. 2000.

Kepler. Max Caspar. The most complete and authoritative biography on Johannes Kepler. 1993.

The Lord of Uraniborg: A Biography of Tycho Brahe. V. Thoren. 1990.

Prague: A Cultural and Literary History (Cities of the Imagination). Richard D. E. Burton. 2003.

Prague: A Traveler’s Literary Companion. Paul Wilson 1995.

Tycho & Kepler: The Unlikely Partnership that Forever Changed Our Understanding of the Heavens. Kitty Ferguson. 2002.

Tycho Brahe: A Picture of Scientific Life and Work in the Sixteenth Century. J. Dreyer. 1890 Reprinted 1963.

Under A Cruel Star: A Life in Prague 1941 – 1968. Heda Margolius Kovaly (author) Helen Epstein (Translator) 1997.


Searching Heaven and Earth for the Real Johannes Kepler. Dava Sobel, Discover Magazine November 2008 issue. “Galileo may be science’s most famous martyr, but it was Kepler who solved the mystery of the planets.”