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On Tycho's island : Tycho Brahe, science, and culture in the sixteenth century

Author: J R Christianson
Publisher: New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Abridged pbk. edView 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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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Tycho Brahe; Tycho Brahe
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J R Christianson
ISBN: 0521008840 9780521008846
OCLC Number: 51876202
Notes: Publishers note states that only Part II, the Biographical Directory has been shortened.
Description: xii, 362 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface; Part I. On Tycho's Island: Introduction; 1. In King Frederick's service, 1575-6; 2. Junker and peasants, 1576-81; 3. Among friends, 1570-6; 4. Founding the familia, 1576-84; 5. Breakthrough, 1584-7; 6. The problem of continuity, 1580-91; 7. The school of Europe, 1591-3; 8. Magdalene and Calumny, 1593-7; 9. The tempest, 1597; 10. Epilogue: in search of Maecenas, 1597-9; 11. Legacy; Part II. Tycho Brahe's Coworkers: Bibliographical directory; Glossary of technical terms.
Other Titles: Tycho Brahe, science, and culture in the sixteenth century
Responsibility: John Robert Christianson.

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"Before there were island universes, there was Tycho's island, where a new kind of observatory and research institution linked a Danish island to the planets and stars. What I love best about John Read more...

 
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