The Lord of Uraniborg: A Biography of Tycho Brahe

The Lord of Uraniborg: A Biography of Tycho Brahe

by Victor E. Thoren
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521351588

ISBN-13: 9780521351584

Pub. Date: 04/26/1991

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The Lord of Uraniborg is a comprehensive biography of Tycho Brahe, father of modern astronomy, famed alchemist and littérateur of the sixteenth-century Danish Renaissance. Written in a lively and engaging style, Victor Thoren's biography offers interesting perspectives on Tycho's life and presents alternative analyses of virtually every aspect of his scientific

Overview

The Lord of Uraniborg is a comprehensive biography of Tycho Brahe, father of modern astronomy, famed alchemist and littérateur of the sixteenth-century Danish Renaissance. Written in a lively and engaging style, Victor Thoren's biography offers interesting perspectives on Tycho's life and presents alternative analyses of virtually every aspect of his scientific work. A range of readers interested in astronomy, history of astronomy and the history of science will find this book fascinating.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521351584
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/26/1991
Pages:
536
Product dimensions:
6.69(w) x 9.41(h) x 1.30(d)

Table of Contents

Preface; 1. A noble humanist; 2. The new star; 3. Becoming a professional; 4. The first years on Hven: 1576–1579; 5. Urania's castle; 6. The flowering of Uraniborg; 7. First renovations: the solar theory; 8. The tychonic system of the world; 9. High tide: 1586–1591; 10. The theory of the motion of the moon; 11. The last years at Uraniborg; 12. Exile; 13. A home away from home?; Epilogue; Appendices; Author index; Subject index.

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