skip to content
Heavenly intrigue : Johannes Kepler, Tycho Brahe, and the murder behind one of history's greatest scientific discoveries Preview this item
ClosePreview this item
Checking...

Heavenly intrigue : Johannes Kepler, Tycho Brahe, and the murder behind one of history's greatest scientific discoveries

Author: Joshua Gilder; Anne-Lee Gilder
Publisher: New York : Doubleday, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
Database:WorldCat
Summary:
"Johannes Kepler changed forever our understanding of the universe with his three laws of planetary motion. He demolished the ancient model of planets moving in circular orbits and laid the foundation for the universal law of gravitation, setting physics on the course of revelation it follows to this day. Kepler was one of the greatest astronomers of all time. Yet if it hadn't been for the now lesser-known Tycho  Read more...
Rating:

(not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects
More like this

 

Find a copy in the library

&AllPage.SpinnerRetrieving; Finding libraries that hold this item...

Details

Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Tycho Brahe; Johannes Kepler; Tycho Brahe; Johannes Kepler; Johannes Kepler; Abraham Nilsson Brahe
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joshua Gilder; Anne-Lee Gilder
ISBN: 0385508441 9780385508445
OCLC Number: 53469663
Description: xii, 304 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents: The funeral --
A transcript of anguish --
Expulsion --
Mapping heaven --
The alchemist --
The exploding star --
An island of his own --
The tychonic system of the world --
Exile --
The secret of the universe --
Marriage --
The Ursus affair --
Imperial mathematician --
Intolerance --
Confrontation in Prague --
Bad faith --
Tycho and Rudolf --
The Mästlin affair --
The pot boils --
The death of Tycho Brahe --
In the crypt --
Revealing symptoms --
Thirteen hours --
The elixir --
The motive and the means --
Theft --
The three laws.
Responsibility: Joshua Gilder and Anne-Lee Gilder.
More information:

Abstract:

"Johannes Kepler changed forever our understanding of the universe with his three laws of planetary motion. He demolished the ancient model of planets moving in circular orbits and laid the foundation for the universal law of gravitation, setting physics on the course of revelation it follows to this day. Kepler was one of the greatest astronomers of all time. Yet if it hadn't been for the now lesser-known Tycho Brahe, the man for whom Kepler apprenticed, Kepler would be a mere footnote in today's science books. Brahe was the Imperial Mathematician at the court of the Holy Roman Emperor in Prague and the most famous astronomer of his era. He was one of the first great systematic empirical scientists and one of the earliest founders of the modern scientific method. His forty years of planetary observations - an unparalleled treasure of empirical data - contained the key to Kepler's historic breakthrough. But those observations would become available to Kepler only after Brahe's death. This history portrays the turbulent collaboration between these two astronomers at the turn of the seventeenth century and their shattering discoveries that would mark the transition from medieval to modern science."--Jacket.

Reviews

User-contributed reviews
Retrieving GoodReads reviews...
Retrieving DOGObooks reviews...

Tags

Be the first.
Confirm this request

You may have already requested this item. Please select Ok if you would like to proceed with this request anyway.

Linked Data


Primary Entity

<http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/53469663> # Heavenly intrigue : Johannes Kepler, Tycho Brahe, and the murder behind one of history's greatest scientific discoveries
    a schema:CreativeWork, schema:Book ;
    library:oclcnum "53469663" ;
    library:placeOfPublication <http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> ; # New York
    library:placeOfPublication <http://id.loc.gov/vocabulary/countries/nyu> ;
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/B/e22/> ;
    schema:about <http://dewey.info/class/520.922/e22/> ;
    schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85118614> ; # Science, Renaissance
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/11203662#Topic/astronomers_denmark> ; # Astronomers--Denmark
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204558> ; # Denmark
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/11203662#Topic/sterrenkundigen> ; # Sterrenkundigen
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/819629> ; # Astronomers
    schema:about <http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2010112211> ; # Science--History--17th century
    schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/41842150> ; # Johannes Kepler
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/11203662#Topic/tatverdacht> ; # Tatverdacht
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1108176> ; # Science
    schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/73850627> ; # Tycho Brahe
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/11203662#Topic/astronomie_histoire_danemark_17e_siecle> ; # Astronomie--Histoire--Danemark--17e siècle
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/11203662#Topic/astronomes_danemark_17e_siecle> ; # Astronomes--Danemark--17e siècle
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/11203662#Topic/mord> ; # Mord
    schema:about <http://viaf.org/viaf/33059928> ; # Abraham Nilsson Brahe
    schema:about <http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1108809> ; # Science, Renaissance
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/11203662#Topic/sciences_histoire_danemark_17e_siecle> ; # Sciences--Histoire--Danemark--17e siècle
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/11203662#Person/brahe_tycho_1546_1601> ; # Tycho Brahe
    schema:about <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/11203662#Person/kepler_johannes_1571_1630> ; # Johannes Kepler
    schema:bookEdition "1st ed." ;
    schema:bookFormat bgn:PrintBook ;
    schema:contributor <http://viaf.org/viaf/79546548> ; # Anne-Lee Gilder
    schema:creator <http://viaf.org/viaf/33088476> ; # Joshua Gilder
    schema:datePublished "2004" ;
    schema:exampleOfWork <http://worldcat.org/entity/work/id/11203662> ;
    schema:genre "Biography"@en ;
    schema:genre "History"@en ;
    schema:inLanguage "en" ;
    schema:name "Heavenly intrigue : Johannes Kepler, Tycho Brahe, and the murder behind one of history's greatest scientific discoveries"@en ;
    schema:productID "53469663" ;
    schema:publication <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/53469663#PublicationEvent/new_york_doubleday_2004> ;
    schema:publisher <http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/11203662#Agent/doubleday> ; # Doubleday
    schema:reviews <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/53469663#Review/1311655236> ;
    schema:url <http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/samples/random051/2003067483.html> ;
    schema:url <http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/fy045/2003067483.html> ;
    schema:url <http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/description/random0415/2003067483.html> ;
    schema:workExample <http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780385508445> ;
    wdrs:describedby <http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/53469663> ;
    .


Related Entities

<http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/description/random0415/2003067483.html>
    rdfs:comment "Publisher description" ;
    rdfs:comment "Connect to" ;
    .

<http://dbpedia.org/resource/New_York_City> # New York
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "New York" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/11203662#Person/brahe_tycho_1546_1601> # Tycho Brahe
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1546" ;
    schema:deathDate "1601" ;
    schema:familyName "Brahe" ;
    schema:givenName "Tycho" ;
    schema:name "Tycho Brahe" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/11203662#Person/kepler_johannes_1571_1630> # Johannes Kepler
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1571" ;
    schema:deathDate "1630" ;
    schema:familyName "Kepler" ;
    schema:givenName "Johannes" ;
    schema:name "Johannes Kepler" ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/11203662#Topic/astronomes_danemark_17e_siecle> # Astronomes--Danemark--17e siècle
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Astronomes--Danemark--17e siècle"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/11203662#Topic/astronomie_histoire_danemark_17e_siecle> # Astronomie--Histoire--Danemark--17e siècle
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Astronomie--Histoire--Danemark--17e siècle"@en ;
    .

<http://experiment.worldcat.org/entity/work/data/11203662#Topic/sciences_histoire_danemark_17e_siecle> # Sciences--Histoire--Danemark--17e siècle
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Sciences--Histoire--Danemark--17e siècle"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh2010112211> # Science--History--17th century
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Science--History--17th century"@en ;
    .

<http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85118614> # Science, Renaissance
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Science, Renaissance"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1108176> # Science
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Science"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1108809> # Science, Renaissance
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Science, Renaissance"@en ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/1204558> # Denmark
    a schema:Place ;
    schema:name "Denmark" ;
    .

<http://id.worldcat.org/fast/819629> # Astronomers
    a schema:Intangible ;
    schema:name "Astronomers"@en ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/33059928> # Abraham Nilsson Brahe
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Brahe" ;
    schema:givenName "Abraham Nilsson" ;
    schema:name "Abraham Nilsson Brahe" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/33088476> # Joshua Gilder
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Gilder" ;
    schema:givenName "Joshua" ;
    schema:name "Joshua Gilder" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/41842150> # Johannes Kepler
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1571" ;
    schema:deathDate "1630" ;
    schema:familyName "Kepler" ;
    schema:givenName "Johannes" ;
    schema:name "Johannes Kepler" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/73850627> # Tycho Brahe
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:birthDate "1546" ;
    schema:deathDate "1601" ;
    schema:familyName "Brahe" ;
    schema:givenName "Tycho" ;
    schema:name "Tycho Brahe" ;
    .

<http://viaf.org/viaf/79546548> # Anne-Lee Gilder
    a schema:Person ;
    schema:familyName "Gilder" ;
    schema:givenName "Anne-Lee" ;
    schema:name "Anne-Lee Gilder" ;
    .

<http://worldcat.org/isbn/9780385508445>
    a schema:ProductModel ;
    schema:isbn "0385508441" ;
    schema:isbn "9780385508445" ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/53469663>
    a genont:InformationResource, genont:ContentTypeGenericResource ;
    schema:about <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/53469663> ; # Heavenly intrigue : Johannes Kepler, Tycho Brahe, and the murder behind one of history's greatest scientific discoveries
    schema:dateModified "2015-03-19" ;
    void:inDataset <http://purl.oclc.org/dataset/WorldCat> ;
    .

<http://www.worldcat.org/title/-/oclc/53469663#Review/1311655236>
    a schema:Review ;
    schema:itemReviewed <http://www.worldcat.org/oclc/53469663> ; # Heavenly intrigue : Johannes Kepler, Tycho Brahe, and the murder behind one of history's greatest scientific discoveries
    schema:reviewBody ""Johannes Kepler changed forever our understanding of the universe with his three laws of planetary motion. He demolished the ancient model of planets moving in circular orbits and laid the foundation for the universal law of gravitation, setting physics on the course of revelation it follows to this day. Kepler was one of the greatest astronomers of all time. Yet if it hadn't been for the now lesser-known Tycho Brahe, the man for whom Kepler apprenticed, Kepler would be a mere footnote in today's science books. Brahe was the Imperial Mathematician at the court of the Holy Roman Emperor in Prague and the most famous astronomer of his era. He was one of the first great systematic empirical scientists and one of the earliest founders of the modern scientific method. His forty years of planetary observations - an unparalleled treasure of empirical data - contained the key to Kepler's historic breakthrough. But those observations would become available to Kepler only after Brahe's death. This history portrays the turbulent collaboration between these two astronomers at the turn of the seventeenth century and their shattering discoveries that would mark the transition from medieval to modern science."--Jacket." ;
    .


Content-negotiable representations

Close Window

Please sign in to WorldCat 

Don't have an account? You can easily create a free account.