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by Arthur Koestler

  • Author: Arthur Koestler
  • ISBN: 0435550209
  • ISBN13: 978-0435550202
  • ePub: 1367 kb | FB2: 1808 kb
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Heinemann Educational Publishers (December 1961)
  • Pages: 280
  • Rating: 4.8/5
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The Watershed" by Arthur Koestler is a magnificent piece of literature that is unique, yet . I believe it is a necessary book to read for anyone interested in science.

The Watershed" by Arthur Koestler is a magnificent piece of literature that is unique, yet well organized and informative of the life and works of Johannes Kepler. Koestler does a great job in showing how the modern world-view was slowly replaced by the medieval world-view and how science has progressively advanced. It enables the reader with a greater understanding of the universe and the planets in our solar system. Koestler shows how Kepler's studies directly influenced modern astronomy and physics through his three laws, which were pivotal in the works of Isaac Newton.

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With an Introduction by. Herbert butterfield, . Chronological Table to Part Three. 1. Decline of a Family. It is particularly useful for English readers that Mr. Koestler has concentrated on some of the aspects of the story that have been neglected, and has paid great attention to Kepler, who most required exposition and most called for historical imagination.

Excellent bio, amazing perspective on renaissance science.

Arthur Koestler, author of Darkness at Noon et a. Kepler was a fascinating man, on the cusp of modernity, who was myopic and had double vision yet was one of the great astronomers of all time. He discovered and described the first three laws of motion, wrote the first science fiction novel (Der Somnium) which was a disguise for lunar theories which could not be published as fact due to the threat religious persecu This is the 3rd time I've read this book, the first time was during high school. Excellent bio, amazing perspective on renaissance science.

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Fearlesshunter
This book constitutes two of the best chapters of a larger book: "The Sleepwalkers".
It is full of details and anecdotes about Kepler and Galileo, and gives somewhat of a biography of Kepler. The strong point is that it does not idolize Galileo as so many authors do. The idea behind this book is that Kepler and Galileo were the two men who created the field of 'science'. Of course, they did not do it single-handedly. The title comes from the idea that before those two, Europe was much more superstitious and still relied on Aristotle's world view. And these two men created watershed events which changed Europe to develop, and turn to, the scientific method.
Because "The Sleepwalkers" also has excellent chapters on ancient Greek science, it is a much better (i.e. complete) book.
Jogrnd
The Watershed is the best biography I've ever read. This is my third copy. The others I LOANED out and never got back. Koestler on Kepler, Austrian on Austrian. When I first read it it drove me back to my high school geometry books, forced me to ask questions to my more mathematically adept colleagues. It is truly a great book about a fascinating man who lived in fascinating times and followed a fascinating, if sometimes skewed, line of inquiry.
Blackbeard
This was assigned reading for my first course in celestial mechanics when I got into the satellite programs. Everyone should read this.
Zehaffy
Great book. Koestler is a genius of a writer.
Perdana
Arthur Kooestler was a true 20th century man. At various periods in his life he was a refugee, communist, Zionist and democratic-socialist. He was a true cosmopolitan, in the positive sense, and also a student of the history of science.
The Watershed is a hymn to a forgotten hero of science - the astronomer J. Kepler who lived in the latter part of the 16th and early part of the 17th centuries. Koestler projects him as a true genius, the father of modern cosmology, who laid the foundation for modern astronomy and who paved the way for Newtonian physics but never realized the importance of his three laws. Kepler was caught between two worlds: the medieval theological world based on Aristotelian physics and modern science based on observation and calculation. If you like he was caught between his heart and his mind. This is readily seen in his works which range from the mystic to the scientific.
Keplers three laws were:
1.the planets do not orbit in circles but in ellipses.
2.the speed of the planets vary during their orbit.
3.there is an exact correlation between a planets' period of revolution around the sun and it's distance from the sun: the squares of the periods of revolution of any two planets are as the cubes of their mean distance from the sun.
In fact, Kepler had discovered gravity but didn't realize it. This great mind couln't make the the final jump into modernity. This book is a really fine portrayal of Kepler as a great thinker, a man of his times and as Everyman with the same personal problems we all experience.
I strongly reccomend this forgotten work to anybody interested in the history of science.
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"The Watershed" by Arthur Koestler is a magnificent piece of literature that is unique, yet well organized and informative of the life and works of Johannes Kepler. Koestler does a great job in showing how the modern world-view was slowly replaced by the medieval world-view and how science has progressively advanced. He has a direct goal to demonstrate the distinction between Humanities and Sciences. I believe it is a necessary book to read for anyone interested in science. It enables the reader with a greater understanding of the universe and the planets in our solar system. It is also unique in showing the struggles Kepler and many scientists face during their lives that they must overcome. Kepler's personal writings fused with Koestler's outside commentary provide for an informative read applicable to any reader. Koestler shows how Kepler's studies directly influenced modern astronomy and physics through his three laws, which were pivotal in the works of Isaac Newton. Also, he effectively demonstrates the process in which Kepler drew up his theories and found his discoveries, as well as the resistance he faced from the general public, himself, and other factors. "The Watershed is one biography that should be read by anyone interested in physics, astronomy, or any other science.
Irostamore
This book is an excellent read for all inquiring minds, young and old. As a young avid reader, it was this book and the memory of Koestler's words describing not only Kepler himself, but of the watershed crest where thought and reason began to cascade down the slope of knowledge; it was this that ignited within me the spark that touched off a greater quest for knowledge. My son is now nine, and I hope that this book may have the some of the same cathartic effect on him.
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