Tycho Brahe's Path to God

Tycho Brahe's Path to God

Author: Max Brod

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 9780810123816

Category: Fiction

Page: 289

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Though best known for his editing and posthumous publication of his friend Franz Kafka's writing, Max Brod was a major novelist in his own right. Tycho Brahe's Path to God, widely considered his finest work and viewed by many as a small masterpiece, concerns the relationship between the great Danish astronomer and the younger, intellectually superior Johannes Kepler. Brod's representation of this complicated relation grew out of his acquaintance with the young Albert Einstein, reproduces his struggles with the Expressionist poet Franz Werfel, and strangely anticipates the most famous act Brod would ever perform: publishing Kafka's writings without his permission. As Brahe attempts to create a diplomatic compromise between the old Ptolemaic system of planetary motion and its modern, Copernican revision, Kepler discards the principle of compromise root and branch.

Tycho Brahe

Tycho Brahe

Author: John Louis Emil Dreyer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108068710

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 435

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First published in 1890, this biography of the last of the naked-eye astronomers remained definitive for over a century. Dreyer sets out to illuminate not simply the life of his subject, but also the lives and work of Brahe's contemporaries and the progress of science in the sixteenth century.

Tycho Brahe and the Measure of the Heavens

Tycho Brahe and the Measure of the Heavens

Author: John Robert Christianson

Publisher: Reaktion Books

ISBN: 9781789142716

Category: History

Page: 272

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The Danish aristocrat and astronomer Tycho Brahe personified the inventive vitality of Renaissance life in the sixteenth century. Brahe lost his nose in a student duel, wrote Latin poetry, and built one of the most astonishing villas of the late Renaissance, while virtually inventing team research and establishing the fundamental rules of empirical science. His observatory at Uraniborg functioned as a satellite to Hamlet’s castle of Kronborg until Tycho abandoned it to end his days at the court of the Holy Roman Emperor Rudolf II in Prague. This illustrated biography presents a new and dynamic view of Tycho’s life, reassessing his gradual separation of astrology from astronomy and his key relationships with Johannes Kepler, his sister Sophie, and his kinsmen at the court of King Frederick II.

On Tycho's Island

On Tycho's Island

Author: John Robert Christianson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521008840

Category: History

Page: 361

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This book explores Brahe's wide range of activities which encompass much more than his reputed role of astronomer. Christianson broadens this singular perspective by portraying Brahe as Platonic philosopher, Paracelsian chemist, Ovidian poet, and devoted family man. This pioneering study includes capsule biographies of two dozen men and women, including Johannes Kepler, Willebrord Snel, Willem Blaeu, several bishops and numerous technical specialists all of whom helped shape the culture of the Scientific Revolution. Under Tycho Brahe's leadership, their teamwork achieved breakthroughs in astronomy, scientific method, and research organization that were essential to the birth of modern science.

Tycho Brahe

Tycho Brahe

Author: Mary Gow

Publisher: Enslow Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 0766017575

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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Presents the life and work of the famous sixteenth-century Danish astronomer.

Geographers

Geographers

Author: Charles W. J. Withers

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781441108791

Category: History

Page: 176

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The twenty-seventh volume of Geographers: Biobibliographical Studies includes essays covering the geographical work and lasting significance of eight individuals between the late sixteenth century and the early twentieth century. The essays cover early modern geography, cartography and astronomy, geography's connections with late Renaissance humanism and religious politics, 'armchair geography' and textual enquiry in African geography, medical mapping and Siberian travel, human ecology in the Vidalian tradition, radical political geography in twentieth-century USA, American agricultural geography and cultural-historical geography in Japan and in India. In these essays, GBS continues to provide detailed insight into the richness of geography's intellectual traditions and the diversity of geographers' lives.

Geographers Volume 27

Geographers Volume 27

Author: Charles W. J. Withers

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441180117

Category: History

Page: 172

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An annual collection of studies of individuals who have made major contributions to the development of geography and geographical thought.

In Quest of the Universe

In Quest of the Universe

Author: Karl F. Kuhn

Publisher: Jones & Bartlett Learning

ISBN: 0763708100

Category: Science

Page: 746

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Understanding Life, Third Editionis intended for non-major biology students.--General Biology (non-majors)-Principles of Biology

Loath to Print

Loath to Print

Author: Nicole Howard

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9781421443683

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 231

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"The author explains that scientists had many concerns about putting their work into print when the printing press made that possible. This book explores both their attitudes and their strategies for navigating the publishing world"--