Tycho Brahe; A Picture of Scientific Life and Work in the Sixteenth Century

Tycho Brahe; A Picture of Scientific Life and Work in the Sixteenth Century

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1890 edition. Excerpt: ...the arrival of an impossible golden age. It roused to unwearied exertions a great astronomer, it caused him to renew astronomy in all its branches by showing the world how little it knew about the heavens; his work became the foundation on which Kepler and Newton 1 I possess an English translation which seems to be very scarce: "Learned Tico Brahae his astronomicall Coniectur of the new and much Admired which Appered in the year 1572," London, 1632, 26 pp. text, 5 pp. dedication ("To the High and Mighty Emperour Rvdolphvs the II. The Preface of the Heyres to Tycho Brahe "), and 2 pp. of epigrams by the translator and James VI. I have seen another copy in which there was a portrait of Gustavus Adolphus. Lalande has a German translation also printed in 1632, and there is a Dutch one printed at Goude in 1648 ("Generale Prognostieatie van het jaer 1572 tot desen tegenwoordigen Jare, alles in Latijn beschreven van Ticho Brahe ") in the library of Triu. Coll., Dublin. built their glorious edifice, and the star of Cassiopea started astronomical science on the brilliant career which it has pursued ever since, and swept away the mist that obscured the true system of the world. As Kepler truly said, "If that star did nothing else, at least it announced and produced a great astronomer." 1 1 "Certe si nihil aliud ntella ilia, magnum equidem astronomum significavit et progenuit." The last words in Kepler's Appendix to the Progymnasmata. CHAPTER IX. THE LAST YEARS AT HVEEN, 1588-1507. At the death of King Frederick II., in 1588, his eldest son, Prince Christian, who had been elected his successor, was only eleven years of age. The Queen claimed the right of governing the country during his minority, and...show more

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  • Paperback | 132 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 7mm | 249g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1236600770
  • 9781236600776