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Galileo's telescope : a European story / Massimo Bucciantini, Michele Camerota, Franco Giudice ; translation by Catherine Bolton.

By: Bucciantini, Massimo.
Contributor(s): Camerota, Michele | Giudice, Franco.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: Cambridge, Mass. ; London : Harvard University Press, 2015Description: x, 340 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations (some colour), portraits ; 25 centimetres.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780674736917 (hbk.) :.Uniform titles: Telescopio di Galileo. English Subject(s): Galilei, Galileo, 1564-1642 | Telescopes -- Europe -- History -- 17th century | Astronomical instruments -- Europe -- History -- 17th century | Astronomy -- History -- 17th century | Scientific apparatus and instruments -- Europe -- History -- 17th centuryDDC classification:
Contents:
Prologue -- From the Low Countries -- The Venetian archipelago -- Breaking news : lenses and envelopes -- In a flash -- Peregrinations -- The battle of Prague -- Across the English Channel : poets, philosophers, and astronomers -- Setting out to conquer France -- Milan : at the court of "King" Federico -- The dark skies of Florence -- Roman mission -- In motion : Portugal, India, China -- Epilogue.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-326) and index.

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