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Galilei, Galileo, 1564-1642

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  • Galileo's Mistakeby Wade Rowland

    Arcade Publishing 2011; US$ 14.95

    The modern understanding of the notorious 1633 trial of Galileo is that of Science and Reason persecuted by Ignorance and Superstition?of 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$ 19.95

    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 2013; 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...

  • Men of Physics: Galileo Galilei, His Life and His Worksby Raymond J. Seeger; D. Ter Haar

    Elsevier Science 2013; US$ 72.95

    Men of Physics: Galileo Galilei, His Life and His Works deals with Galileo Galilei's radical discoveries and trail during the Inquisition. The book describes the life of Galileo and his many interests in art and music, in addition to science. Galileo is born in Pisa in 1564, and at age 25, he is appointed to the Chair of Mathematics at the University... more...

  • Retrying Galileo, 1633?1992by Maurice A. Finocchiaro

    University of California Press 2005; US$ 34.95

    In 1633, at the end of one of the most famous trials in history, the Inquisition condemned Galileo for contending that the Earth moves and that the Bible is not a scientific authority. Galileo's condemnation set off a controversy that has acquired a fascinating life of its own and that continues to this day. This absorbing book is the first to examine... more...

  • Als die Welt still standby K. Hartmann-Butt; Atle Naess

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2006; US$ 29.99

    Die preisgekrönte Biographie des norwegische Schriftstellers Atle Næss führt den Leser auf eine fesselnde Reise durch die Höhen und Tiefen des Lebens einer der schillerndsten Persönlichkeiten der europäischen Wissenschaftsgeschichte - Galileo Galilei. Mit feinsinniger Empathie entwickelt Naess das Portrait eines Mannes, der sich selbst durch die Zwänge... more...

  • Storie e protagonisti della matematica italianaby

    Springer Milan 2013; US$ 29.99

    20 anni fa ? anzi qualcuno in più ? iniziava le sue pubblicazioni ?Lettera Matematica PRISTEM?, espressione di un gruppo di ricerca della ?Bocconi? cui aderiscono anche docenti e studiosi di altre Università. La ?Lettera? ha rappresentato un tentativo coraggioso di svecchiare la comunicazione matematica, di renderla meno accademica e più giornalistica... more...

  • Galileo Galilei - When the World Stood Stillby J. Anderson; Atle Naess

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2006; US$ 44.95

    "I, Galileo, son of the late Vincenzio Galilei, Florentine, aged seventy years ...kneeling before you Most Eminent and Reverend Lord Cardinals ...I abjure, curse, detest the aforesaid errors and heresies." Galileo Galilei in Rome, 22 June 1633, before the men of the Inquisition. In the small village of Arcetri, on a wooded hillside just south of... more...