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.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.38(d)|
Table of ContentsPreface; 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.