Discoveries and Opinions of Galileo

ISBN-10: 0385092393
ISBN-13: 9780385092395
Edition: 1957
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Description: Directing his polemics against the pedantry of his time, Galileo, as his own popularizer, addressed his writings to contemporary laymen. His support of Copernican cosmology, against the Church's strong opposition, his development of a telescope, and  More...

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List price: $15.00
Copyright year: 1957
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 4/1/1957
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Directing his polemics against the pedantry of his time, Galileo, as his own popularizer, addressed his writings to contemporary laymen. His support of Copernican cosmology, against the Church's strong opposition, his development of a telescope, and his unorthodox opinions as a philosopher of science were the central concerns of his career and the subjects of four of his most important writings. Drake's introductory essay place them in their biographical and historical context.

J. L. Heilbron is a professor of history and Vice Chancellor Emeritus, University of California at Berkeley, and currently Senior Research Fellow, Worcester College, Oxford. He is the author of numerous books on the history of science, including most recentlyThe Sun in the Church: Cathedrals as Solar ObservatoriesandGeometry Civilized: History, Culture, and Technique. Stephen Jay Gould is the Alexander Agassiz professor of zoology and professor of geology at Harvard and the Vincent Astor visiting professor of biology at New York University. Recent books includeFull House,Dinosaur in a Haystack, andQuestioning the Millennium. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and New York City.

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