The Lord of Uraniborg: A Biography of Tycho Brahe

The Lord of Uraniborg: A Biography of Tycho Brahe

by Victor E. Thoren
     
 

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…  See more details below

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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