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The Lord of Uraniborg : A Biography of Tycho Brahe - Victor E. Thoren

The Lord of Uraniborg

A Biography of Tycho Brahe

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Published: 26th April 1991
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The Lord of Uraniborg is a comprehensive biography of Tycho Brahe, father of modern astronomy, famed alchemist and litterateur of the sixteenth-century Danish Renaissance. Written in a lively and engaging style, Victor Thoren's biography offers interesting perspectives on Tycho's life and presents alternative analyses of virtually every aspect of his scientific work. A range of readers interested in astronomy, history of astronomy and the history of science will find this book fascinating.

Preface
A noble humanist
The new star
Becoming a professional
The first years on Hven: 1576-1579
Urania's castle
The flowering of Uraniborg
First renovations: the solar theory
The tychonic system of the world
High tide: 1586-1591
The theory of the motion of the moon
The last years at Uraniborg
Exile
A home away from home?
Epilogue
Appendices
Author index
Subject index
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ISBN: 9780521351584
ISBN-10: 0521351588
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 536
Published: 26th April 1991
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.9 x 17.0  x 3.3
Weight (kg): 0.95