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Renaissance genius : Galileo Galilei & his legacy to modern science / David Whitehouse.

By: Whitehouse, David.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York ; London : Sterling, c2009Description: 256 p. : ill. (chiefly col.), facsims., ports. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 9781402769771 (hbk.); 1402769776 (hbk.).Subject(s): Galilei, Galileo, 1564-1642 -- Influence | Astronomers -- Italy -- Biography | Religion and science -- Italy -- History | Astronomy -- Italy -- History | Science, Renaissance
Contents:
Medieval madrigals -- The hidden laws of nature -- The perspiculum -- The starry messenger -- The face of the Inquisition -- Heresy -- But it does move -- A shrunken universe -- Science rising.
Summary: A lavishly illustrated exploration of the life and science of Galileo, taking us on a journey into the world of the Italian Renaissance at a crucial time of change.
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Book Science Museum London
Dana Research Centre Library: Books
Science & Technology Studies Collection 92 GAL WHITEHOUSE (Browse shelf) Available 2402582799

"A Springwood book"--T.p. verso.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 224-225) and index.

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