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1890. This volume attempts to add another link to the chain of works illustrating the birth of modern astronomy, by reviewing the life and work of Tycho Brahe, the reformer of observational astronomy. Contents: The Revival of Astronomy in Europe; Tycho Brahe's Youth; The New Star of 1572; Tycho's Oration on Astrology and his travels in 1575; Island of Hveen; Tycho's Life at Hveen; Tycho's Book on the Comet of 1577; Further Work on the Star of 1572; Last years at Hveen; Tycho's Life from his leaving Hveen until his arrival at Prague; Tycho Brahe in Bohemia; Scientific Achievements. Illustrated.
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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.
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