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- 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...
- University of California Press 2005; US$ 34.95 US$ 29.71
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...
- Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 13.99 US$ 12.59
The book offers a fascinating account of the six trips Galileo made to Rome, from his first visit at age 23, to his final fateful journey to face the Inquisition. The authors reveal how Galileo's fate may have been fixed by his own impudence, including creating a "fool" character in his Dialogue to voice the anti-heliocentric arguements of the Roman... more...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2006; US$ 17.76
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...
- OUP Oxford 2010; US$ 16.99 US$ 15.29
Galileo is aptly known as 'the father of modern science'. But there is much more to him than his well-known discoveries in physics and astronomy, and his infamous clash with the Catholic church. John Heilbron's wonderfully rounded new biography presents a multi-talented but difficult man - writer, philosopher, scientist, musician, and artist. more...
- Springer Milan 2013; US$ 15.10
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...
- Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2006; US$ 28.47
"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...