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Galileo / J. L. Heilbron.

By: Heilbron, J. L.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, c2010Description: xiv, 508 p. [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780199583522 (acidfree paper); 0199583528 (acid-free paper).Subject(s): Galilei, Galileo, 1564-1642 | Astronomers -- Italy -- Biography | Scientists -- Italy -- Biography | Astronomy -- Italy -- History | Religion and science -- Italy -- History | Science, RenaissanceDDC classification:
Contents:
A Florentine education. Upbringing ; Gap years ; Character analysis -- A Tuscan Archimedes. Hell and mathematics ; Barycentric exercises ; De motu ; Galileo at 25 -- Life in the Serenissima. Settling in ; Steady state -- Galilean science. Reluctant astronomer ; Mover and shaker -- Calculated risks. Starry message ; Celestial messenger ; More rabbits from the hat ; Family affairs and former friends -- Miscalculated risks. Freelance exegetes ; Poetical interlude ; Ill omens -- Vainglory. The Pope ; The knight ; The windmill ; The tilt -- End games. Dramatis personae ; Winding up ; Last days ; The end of the affair?
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Science & Technology Studies Collection 92 GAL HEILBRON (Browse shelf) Available 2402442599

Includes bibliographical references (p. 389-491) and index.

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