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On Tycho's island : Tycho Brahe and his assistants, 1570-1601

Author: J R Christianson
Publisher: Cambridge, U.K. ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Tycho Brahe (1546-1601), the premier patron-practitioner of science in sixteenth-century Europe, established a new role of scientist as administrator, active reformer, and natural philosopher. This book explores his wide range of activities, which encompass much more than his reputed role of astronomer. Christianson broadens this singular perspective by portraying him as Platonic philosopher, Paracelsian chemist.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Tycho Brahe; Tycho Brahe; Tycho Brahe; Tycho Brahe; Tycho Brahe; Tycho Brahe
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: J R Christianson
ISBN: 052165081X 9780521650816
OCLC Number: 41419611
Description: xii, 451 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: In King Frederick's service, 1575-1576 --
Junker and peasants, 1576-1581 --
Among friends, 1570-1576 --
Founding the Familia, 1576-1584 --
Breakthrough, 1584-1587 --
The problem of continuity, 1580-1591 --
The school of Europe, 1591-1593 --
Magdalene and Calumny, 1593-1597 --
The tempest, 1597 --
Epilogue: in search of Maecenas, 1597-1599 --
Legacy
Responsibility: John Robert Christianson.
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