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On sunspots / Galileo Galilei and Christoph Scheiner ; translated and introduced by Eileen Reeves and Albert Van Helden.

By: Galilei, Galileo, 1564-1642.
Contributor(s): Reeves, Eileen Adair | Van Helden, Albert.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Chicago, Ill. ; London : University of Chicago Press, c2010Description: xi, 418 p. : ill., facsims., ports. ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9780226707150 (cloth : alk. paper); 0226707156 (cloth : alk. paper); 9780226707167 (pbk. : alk. paper); 0226707164 (pbk. : alk. paper).Contained works: Scheiner, Christoph, 1575-1650. Tres epistolae. English | Scheiner, Christoph, 1575-1650. Accuratior disquisitio. English | Galilei, Galileo, 1564-1642. Istoria e dimostrazioni intorno alle macchie solari e loro accidenti. English.Subject(s): Sunspots -- Early works to 1800 | Astronomy -- Early works to 1800 -- Translations into English | Astronomy -- HistoryDDC classification:
Introduction -- Sunspots before the telescope -- Harriot and Fabricius -- Christoph Scheiner -- Tres epistolae -- Galileo answers -- Galileo's first letter -- Galileo's second letter -- A more accurate inquiry from Ingolstadt -- Accuratior disquisitio -- Galileo responds and goes into print -- Galileo's third letter -- Rematch, 1630-1632 -- Appendices -- Scheiner and Galileo on the nature of the moon -- Galileo to Maffeo Cardinal Barberini -- Carlo Cardinal Conti to Galileo on scripture -- Scheiner's calculation of the transit of Venus -- Galileo's demonstrations -- Front matter of Istoria e dimostrazioni intorno alle macchie solari e loro accidenti.
Summary: "A history of the controversy over sunspots with translations of the letters contained in Galileo's Istoria e dimostrazioni intorno alle macchie solari e loro accidenti. The material that was added during the printing of the Istoria, the dedication, preface, laudatory poems, and the note from the printer to introduce Scheiner's tracts, have been added in an appendix"-- Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [381]-399) and index.

Translated from Italian and Latin.

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