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Science  31 Mar 2000:
Vol. 287, Issue 5462, pp. 2428
DOI: 10.1126/science.287.5462.2428

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On Tycho's Island Tycho Brahe and His Assistants, 1570-1601. John Robert Christianson. Cambridge University Press, New York, 2000. 463 pp. $34.95, £30. ISBN 0-521-65081-X.

Christianson explores Tycho Brahe's roles as scientist, administrator, reformer, and natural philosopher. His account of the rise and fall of Uraniborg, Europe's first great scientific research center, includes capsule biographies of scores of Tycho's assistants and associates.

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