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Galilei, Galileo, 1564-1642

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

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2006; US$ 18.87

    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...

  • The Cambridge Companion to Galileoby Peter Machamer

    Cambridge University Press 1998; US$ 44.00 US$ 36.08

    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...

  • Galileoby John L. Heilbron

    OUP Oxford 2010; US$ 16.99 US$ 14.61

    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...

  • Galileo: A Very Short Introductionby Stillman Drake

    OUP Oxford 2001; US$ 7.99 US$ 6.87

    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 Galileo Affairby Maurice A. Finocchiaro

    University of California Press 1989; US$ 31.95 US$ 25.56

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

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2006; US$ 30.25

    "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...

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

    Springer New York 2010; US$ 29.95

    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 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 in Romeby William R. Shea; Mariano Artigas

    Oxford University Press 2003; US$ 13.99 US$ 12.03

    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...