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Tycho Brahe: Pioneer of Astronomy
This title covers these subjects: Brahe, Tycho, -- 1546-1601, Scientists, Astronomers
Tycho Brahe: Pioneer of Astronomy
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Tycho Brahe: Pioneer of Astronomy

Tycho Brahe was an eccentric Danish astronomer in the 1500s. Growing up in the wealthy home of his uncle, he was provided with the freedom to pursue his ambitions in life. While attending college, Tycho viewed a solar eclipse, which scholars had predicted would happen. He was fascinated that science could predict such phenomenal events, and he devoted much of his time to studying the heavens. Using modern instruments and techniques to measure the positions of the stars and the movements of the planets, Brahe revolutionized the way astronomers viewed the night sky.

 
Dewey520.92
  
Reading LevelGrades 6-7
Interest LevelGrades 5-9
GRLZ
Lexile Level1050L
ATOS Level8
AR Points2
AR Quiz #116540
  
  
ISBN978-0-7565-3309-0
PublisherCompass Point Books
Copyright2008
  
Page Dimensions6" x 9"
Page Count112
LanguagesEnglish
BindingReinforced Library Binding
Hardcover
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Book Links - Jeanette Larson, independent children's literature consultant and an adjunct pro

"This sixteenth-century Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe was a colorful eccentric, but his interest in the stars led to the creation of a more accurate sky map than had previously existed, an achievement that laid the foundation for Newton’s and Kepler’s work" - Book Links

March 1, 2009

School Library Journal

"Clear explanations of scientific thought and fact are presented in conversational tones and illuminated by easily grasped examples, making the subject matter less daunting. Sidebars, maps, and well-captioned illustrations further detail the scientists' pe" - School Library Journal

January 1, 2008

NSTA Recommends - Teri Cosentino

"Some would say the greatest revolutions are not fought on the battlefield, but in the laboratory. The Signature Lives series illustrates the revolutions inspired by Tycho Brahe, Robert Hooke, Gerardus Mercator, and Sir Isaac Newton. In 150 years of the "" - NSTA Recommends

November 1, 2007

 

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"Seasoned author Nardo brings his lively, informative approach to this standout biography of the Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe, or Tycho, as he was most commonly known. From a defining moment, in which Tycho first glimpsed a supernova, Nardo tracks back to" - Booklist

December 1, 2007

Science & Children

"This fascinating biography reveals the life of Tycho Brahe, a privileged, eccentric astronomer whose interest in the newfound science of astronomy led him to create a more accurate map of the sky. Beautiful paintings by masters, timelines, charts, and ph" - Science & Children

March 1, 2008

Don Nardo

Don Nardo

Noted historian and award-winning author Don Nardo has written many books for young people about American history. Nardo lives with his wife, Christine, in Massachusetts.

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