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Tycho Brahe: A Picture of Scientific Life and Work in the Sixteenth Century (Classic Reprint) [Paperback]

J. L. E. Dreyer
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17 Jun 2012
Astronomers are so frequently obliged to recur to observations made during former ages for the purpose of supporting the results of the observations of the present day, that there is a special inducement for them to study the historical development of their science. Much labour has accordingly been spent on the study of the history of astronomy, and in particular the progress of the science in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries has of late years formed the subject of many important monographs. The life of Copernicus has been written in considerable detail by Prowe, Hipler, and others. Of Kepler snumerous works we owe a complete edition to the patient industry and profound learning of the lateD r. Frisch of Stuttgart, while the life of Galileo, and particularly his persecution and trial, have called forth quite a library of books and essays. In the present volume I have attempted to add another link to the chain of works illustrating the birth of modern astronomy, by reviewing the life and work ofT ycho Brahe, the reformer of observational astronomy. Although not a few monographs have been published from time to time to elucidate various phases in the career ofT ycho Brahe, while several popular accounts of his life (by Helfrecht, Brewster,
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  • Paperback: 432 pages
  • Publisher: Forgotten Books (17 Jun 2012)
  • ASIN: B008GYLSJY
  • Product Dimensions: 22.6 x 15.2 x 3.2 cm
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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. --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

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3.0 out of 5 stars A Fair Reproduction 16 April 2013
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A not too bad facsimile of the original edition which was published in early 20th century. Though some pages are a little blurred, it's still readable.
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