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Galileo : watcher of the skies / David Wootton.

By: Wootton, David, 1952-.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New Haven, Conn. ; Yale University Press, c2010Description: xii, 328 p., [16] p. of plates : ill., facsims., ports. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780300125368 (cl : alk. paper); 0300125364 (cl : alk. paper).Subject(s): Galilei, Galileo, 1564-1642 | Astronomers -- Italy -- Biography | Scientists -- Italy -- Biography | Astronomy -- Italy -- History | Science, Renaissance
Contents:
Conjectural history -- The mind's eye. His father's son ; Florence ; Galileo's lamp ; Eureka! ; Seeing is believing ; A friend in need ; Juvenilia ; The Leaning Tower ; Inertia ; Nudism -- The watcher of the skies. Copernicanism ; Money ; Fields of fire ; The experimental method ; The telescope ; Mother ; The Starry Messenger ; Florence and buoyancy ; Jesuits and the new astronomy ; Sunspots ; The Catholic scientist -- The eagle and the arrow. Copernicus condemned ; Comets ; The death of Gianfrancesco Sagredo ; Urban VIII ; Family ties ; Permission to publish ; Alessandra Buonamici ; A river floods ; Publication ; The Dialogue -- Prisoner to the Inquisition. Maria Celeste and Arcetri ; Trial ; The Two New Sciences ; Vincenzo, son of Galileo ; Galileo's (un)belief ; The cosmography of the self -- Galileo, history, and the historians.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 308-319) and index.

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