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Galilei, Galileo, 1564-1642

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  • The Trial of Galileoby Maurice A. Finocchiaro

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2014; US$ 10.95

    In 1633, the Roman Inquisition condemned Galileo as a suspected heretic for defending Copernicus's hypothesis of the earth's motion and denying the scientific authority of Scripture. This book draws upon Maurice A. Finocchiaro's earlier works, especially The Galileo Affair: A Documentary History (1989), to provide a brief, new documentary history... more...

  • The Galileo Affairby Maurice A. Finocchiaro

    University of California Press 1989; US$ 31.95

    In 1633 the Roman Inquisition concluded the trial of Galileo Galilei with a condemnation for heresy. The trial was itself the climax of a series of events which began two decades earlier (in 1613) and included another series of Inquisition proceedings in 1615-1616. Besides marking the end of the controversy that defines the original episode, the condemnation... more...

  • Galileo: A Very Short Introductionby Stillman Drake

    OUP Oxford 2001; US$ 7.99

    In a startling reinterpretation of the evidence, Stillman Drake advances the hypothesis that Galileo's trial and condemnation by the Inquisition was caused not by his defiance of the Church, but by the hostility of contemporary philosophers. more...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Galileoby Peter Machamer

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 44.00

    This 1998 collection of essays is unparalleled in the depth of its coverage of all facets of Galileo's work. more...

  • The Essential Galileoby Galileo Galilei; Maurice A. Finocchiaro

    Hackett Publishing Company, Inc. 2008; US$ 12.95

    Spanning Galileo?s entire career, this new collection presents an annotated translation of Galileo?s most important writings as judged by their historical impact from the seventeenth century to the present. It thus presents not only those writings that bear most closely on key developments in physics, astronomy, epistemology, and scientific methodology,... more...

  • Galileo for Kidsby Richard Panchyk; Buzz Aldrin

    Chicago Review Press 2005; US$ 15.99

    Galileo, one of history's best-known scientists, is introduced in this illuminating activity book. Children will learn how Galileo's revolutionary discoveries and sometimes controversial theories changed his world and laid the groundwork for modern astronomy and physics. This book will inspire kids to be stargazers and future astronauts or scientists... more...

  • Galileo and 400 Years of Telescopic Astronomyby Peter Grego; David Mannion

    Springer New York 2010; US$ 28.47

    In 1609 Galileo first used his telescope to kick-start the science of observational astronomy. This book covers his life and achievements and shows how astronomy has developed since. It includes practical projects in which amateur astronomers can participate. more...

  • Galileo's Mistakeby Wade Rowland

    Arcade Publishing 2011; US$ 14.99

    The modern understanding of the notorious 1633 trial of Galileo is that of Science and Reason persecuted by Ignorance and Superstitionof Galileo as a lonely, courageous freethinker oppressed by a reactionary and anti-intellectual institution fearful of losing its power and influence. But is this an accurate picture?  In his provocative reexamination... more...

  • Starlight Detectivesby Alan Hirshfeld

    Bellevue Literary Press 2014; US$ 19.99

    A wondrous tale of cosmic exploration and the colorful characters who ushered astronomy into the modern age more...

  • Men of Physicsby Raymond J. Seeger; D. ter Haar

    Elsevier Science 2016; US$ 72.95

    Galileo Galilei, His Life and His Works is a biographic of Galileo Galilei. The text accounts some of the most important moments of Galileo?s life, along with his contribution in physics. The first part of the text covers the major aspects of Galileo?s. Part I details Galileo?s life as a student, professor, courtier, and author. Part II covers the... more...