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Tycho Brahe : pioneer of astronomy

Author: Don Nardo
Publisher: Minneapolis, MN : Compass Point Books, ©2008.
Series: Signature lives.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This fascinating biography reveals the life of Tycho Brahe, a privileged, eccentric astronomer whose interest in the newfound science of astronomy led him to create a more accurate map of the sky. Beautiful paintings by masters, timelines, charts and photographs enrich and add historical perspective to this remarkable chronicle.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Named Person: Tycho Brahe; Tycho Brahe
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Don Nardo
ISBN: 9780756533090 0756533090
OCLC Number: 81861725
Description: 112 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (chiefly col.) ; 24 cm.
Contents: Tycho's new star --
A fortunate childhood --
A costly duel --
A lavish home life --
Magnificent observatories --
A vision of the heavens --
The great sky survey --
A mysterious death --
An important legacy --
Life and times --
Life at a glance --
Additional resources --
Glossary --
Source notes --
Select bibliography --
Index --
Image credits.
Series Title: Signature lives.
Responsibility: by Don Nardo.
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This fascinating biography reveals the life of Tycho Brahe, a privileged, eccentric astronomer whose interest in the newfound science of astronomy led him to create a more accurate map of the sky. Beautiful paintings by masters, timelines, charts and photographs enrich and add historical perspective to this remarkable chronicle.

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