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5.0 out of 5 stars A gem of writing by a great scientist of the early modern era, 14 Dec 2012
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This delightful small book - given in the original Latin with a facing page English translation - shows the inquiring mind of Kepler as he wonders aloud about the hexagonal symmetry of snowflakes. The little treatise was written, he says, as a New Year's gift for a friend at court. This beautifully-produced book would make a good present today for a scientifically- or historically-minded friend. As well as Kepler's essay, it contains several other delights by modern contributors: an interesting general introduction to Kepler, a commentary on his snowflake essay, some exquisite snowflake illustrations, a twelve-part poem with each part in the shape of a snowflake, and some useful and extensive notes.
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Six-Cornered Snowflake by Johannes Kepler (Paperback - 1 Feb 2010)
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