The Nobleman and His Housedog

The Nobleman and His Housedog : Tycho Brahe and Johannes Kepler - The Strange Partnership That Revolutionised Science

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Johannes Kepler was an obsessive, devout teacher of astronomy, and Tycho Brahe was a cruel, extravagant aristocrat who believed the sun orbited the Earth. Kepler's analytical abilities were said to be second to none, while Brahe was one of the best observational astronomers of all time. Their meeting in Prague in 1600 led to an extraordinary, if uneasy, alliance which eventually resulted in a huge leap forward in the understanding of astronomy. Together they produced the first three laws of planetary motion. This book tells the story of a major watershed in the history of human thought.show more

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  • Hardback | 288 pages
  • 142.24 x 220.98 x 35.56mm | 589.67g
  • Headline Publishing Group
  • HEADLINE REVIEW
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 50 diagrams, 8 colour photos
  • 0747270228
  • 9780747270225

About Kitty Ferguson

Kitty Ferguson is a highly acclaimed popular science writer and lecturer, with a special interest in physics and cosmology.show more

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The story of the alliance between 16th century astronomers Johannes Kepler and Tycho Brahe which resulted in a huge leap forward in the understanding of astronomy.show more

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