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    Hasan, Heather. Kepler and the Laws of Planetary Motion. NY : The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc., 2005.

    Richardson, Robert S. The star lovers,. New York, Macmillan : [1967].

    Hightower, Paul (Paul W.). Galileo: Astronomer and Physicist. Springfield, NJ : Enslow Publishers, c1997.

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