The Harmony of the Worlds by Johannes Kepler
Harmonices Mundi (Latin: The Harmony of the Worlds, 1619) is a book by Johannes Kepler. In the work Kepler discusses harmony and congruence in geometrical forms and physical phenomena. The final section of the work relates his discovery of the so-called "Third Law" of planetary motion. Kepler divides The Harmony of the World into five long chapters: the first is on regular polygons; the second is on the congruence of figures; the third is on the origin of harmonic proportions in music; the fourth is on harmonic configurations in astrology; and the fifth on the harmony of the motions of the planets.
The 142nd greatest nonfiction book of all time
This book is on the following lists:
- - The 100 Most Influential Books Ever Written (Martin Seymour-Smith)
- - Great Books of the Western World (Great Books Foundation)