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

Author: John Robert Christianson; Tycho Brahe
Publisher: Cambridge [u.a.] : Cambridge Univ. Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book explores Brahe's wide range of activities which encompass much more than his reputed role of astronomer.

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Named Person: Tycho Brahe
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Robert Christianson; Tycho Brahe
ISBN: 052165081X 9780521650816
OCLC Number: 247331106
Notes: 1 Bildn.
Description: XII, 451 S : Ill ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface; Part I. On Tycho's Island: Introduction; 1. In King Frederick's service (1575-1576); 2. Junker and peasants (1576-1581); 3. Among friends (1570-1576); 4. Founding the familia (1576-1584); 5. Breakthrough (1584-1587); 6. The problem of continuity (1580-1591); 7. The school of Europe (1591-1593); 8. Magdalene and calumny (1593-1597); 9. The Tempest (1597); 10. Epilogue: in search of Maecenas (1597-1601); 11. Legacy; Part II. Tycho Brahe's coworkers: Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: John Robert Christianson.

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