History of Free Fall: Aristotle to Galileo, with an Epilogue on PIE in the sky, by Stillman Drake. Succinct and fascinating account of developments leading to the discovery of the laws of free fall, their reception, and application to Kepler's problem -- to understand the positional scheme of the planetary orbits. The application to Kepler's problem is then extended to a discussion of the Bode-Titius "Law". 99 pages, soft cover.
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