The Lord of Uraniborg: A Biography of Tycho Brahe

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Cambridge University Press, 1990 - Biography & Autobiography - 523 pages
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The Lord of Uraniborg is a comprehensive biography of Tycho Brahe, father of modern astronomy, famed alchemist and littérateur 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.
 

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Contents

1 A Noble Humanist
1
2 The New Star
40
3 Becoming a Professional
74
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105
5 Uranias Castle
144
6 The Flowering of Uraniborg
192
The Solar Theory
220
8 The Tychonic System of the World
236
13 A Home Away from Home?
416
Epilogue
471
Abbreviations for Frequently Cited Sources
481
Glossary of Technical Terms
483
The Tychonic Lunar Theory
486
Figures for Footnotes
497
Tychos Dwellings in Exile
500
Letters 15991601
502

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265
10 The Theory of the Motion of the Moon
312
11 The Last Years at Uraniborg
334
12 Exile
376

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About the author (1990)

Christianson received his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota.

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