The Essential Galileo

The Essential Galileo

Author: Galileo Galilei

Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 0872209377

Category: History

Page: 380

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Finocchiaro' new and revised translations have done what the Inquisition could not: they have captured an exceptional range of Galileo' career while also letting him speak--in clear English. No other volume offers more convenient or more reliable access to Galileo' own words, whether on the telescope, the Dialogue, the trial, or the mature theory of motion. --Michael H. Shank, Professor of the History of Science, University of Wisconsin--Madison
The Essential Galileo
Language: en
Pages: 380
Authors: Galileo Galilei, Maurice A. Finocchiaro
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008 - Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company Incorporated

Finocchiaro' new and revised translations have done what the Inquisition could not: they have captured an exceptional range of Galileo' career while also letting him speak--in clear English. No other volume offers more convenient or more reliable access to Galileo' own words, whether on the telescope, the Dialogue, the trial,
The Essential Galileo
Language: en
Pages: 392
Authors: Galileo Galilei
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2008-09-15 - Publisher: Hackett Publishing

Finocchiaro's new and revised translations have done what the Inquisition could not: they have captured an exceptional range of Galileo's career while also letting him speak--in clear English. No other volume offers more convenient or more reliable access to Galileo's own words, whether on the telescope, the Dialogue, the trial,
The Essential Galileo
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: John Gribbin, Mary Gribbin
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-04-01 - Publisher: Hachette UK

Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) was the first scientist in the modern use of the term. Instead of relying on the works of Aristotle, he actually carried out experiments to test theories – legend has it that one of his experiments involved throwing weights off the Leaning Tower of Pisa. His astronomical
The Penultimate Curiosity
Language: en
Pages: 512
Authors: Roger Wagner, Andrew Briggs
Categories: Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-02-25 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

When young children first begin to ask 'why?' they embark on a journey with no final destination. The need to make sense of the world as a whole is an ultimate curiosity that lies at the root of all human religions. It has, in many cultures, shaped and motivated a
Galileo
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Mitch Stokes
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-04-12 - Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc

Despite a debilitating life-long illness, Galileo changed physics from a purely philosophical subject into one involving mathematics and careful observation. But his innovations didn't stop there. He also challenged beliefs about the very structure of the universe, arguing that the earth moves around the sun at dizzying speeds. And, using