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Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems

Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems Description:

Galileo s b Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems b published in Florence in was the most proximate cause of his being brought to trial before the Inquisition Using the dialogue form a genre common in classical philosophical works Galileo masterfully demonstrates the truth of the Copernican system over the Ptolemaic one proving for the first time that the earth revolves around the sun Its influence is incalculable The Dialogue is not only one of the most important scientific treatises ever written but a work of supreme clarity and accessibility remaining as readable now as when it was first published This edition uses the definitive text established by the University of California Press in Stillman Drake s translation and includes a Foreword by Albert Einstein and a new Introduction by J L Heilbron

Rating: 3.48 out of 5

Discoveries and Opinions of Galileo

Discoveries and Opinions of Galileo Description:

Directing his polemics against the pedantry of his time Galileo as his own popularizer addressed his writings to contemporary laymen His support of Copernican cosmology against the Church s strong opposition his development of a telescope and his unorthodox opinions as a philosopher of science were the central concerns of his career and the subjects of four of his most important writings Drake s introductory essay place them in their biographical and historical context

Rating: 3.63 out of 5

Sidereus Nuncius, or The Sidereal Messenger

Sidereus Nuncius, or The Sidereal Messenger Description:

This fine translation is a god send Surely you want to read what Galileo wrote If so buy this book Van Helden s introduction is scholarly no one knows more about Galileo s telescope the translation is superb Van Helden s review of the reception of the i Sidereal Messenger i is profound the bibliography is extensive What more can I say David W Hughes i The Observatory i br br i Sidereus nunclus i has never before been made available in its entirety in a continuous form with full notes and comment The introduction translation and notes by Van Helden are a splendid example of the best scholarship and fullest accessibility we can now truly get to grips with the phenomenon of Galileo and what his life and work should mean to us today Robert Temple i Nature i

Rating: 3.53 out of 5

The Essential Galileo

The Essential Galileo Description:

Finocchiaro s new and revised translations have done what the Inquisition could not they have captured an exceptional range of Galileo s career while also letting him speak in clear English No other volume offers more convenient or more reliable access to Galileo s own words whether on the telescope the Dialogue the trial or the mature theory of motion Michael H Shank Professor of the History of Science University of Wisconsin Madison

Rating: 3.65 out of 5

Two New Sciences/A History of Free Fall

Two New Sciences/A History of Free Fall Description:

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Rating: 3.34 out of 5

Letter to the Grand Duchess Christina

Letter to the Grand Duchess Christina Description:

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Rating: 3.78 out of 5

Il Saggiatore

Il Saggiatore Description:

Novembre la comparsa di tre comete non solo eccita i timori superstiziosi ma tiene in continuo esercizio i primi ingegni d Europa Ottobre si conclude la stampa del i Saggiatore i di Galileo Galilei colui che gli Accademici Lincei salutano come lo scopritore non di nuove terre ma di non pi vedute parti del cielo Spaziando dalla genesi del suono all origine del calore alla composizione della luce in atomi realmente indivisibili Galileo entra pubblicamente nella disputa contro Lotario Sarsi Sigensano l astronomico e filosofico scorpione cio il gesuita Ottavio Grassi Nel ripercorrere la vicenda delle sue scoperte Galileo delinea insieme una difesa del proprio operato e l apologia della ricerca scientifica sempre pi insofferente dei vincoli imposti da autorit teologiche e politiche Nel tempo in cui come scrive il poeta John Donne la nuova filosofia mette tutto in dubbio Galileo si affida alla matematica come a una guida sicura per uscire da un oscuro laberinto e comprendere il Grande Libro della natura ma l artista toscano non dimentica per questo il ruolo dell esperimento e l apporto della tecnica Geometria esperienza e discorso cio arte dell argomentazione cooperano cosi alla confutazione dell errore in un impresa che il singolo studioso pu tradire solo col rendere il suo intelletto mancipio cio servo dell intelletto di un altr uomo

Rating: 3.66 out of 5

A Pequena Balança - Um clássico da matemática

A Pequena Balança - Um clássico da matemática Description:

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Rating: 3.63 out of 5

Discourse on Floating Bodies

Discourse on Floating Bodies Description:

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Rating: 3.77 out of 5

Selected Writings

Selected Writings Description:

Galileo s astronomical discoveries changed the way we look at the world and our place in the universe Threatened by the Inquisition for daring to contradict the literal truth of the Bible Galileo ignited a scientific revolution when he asserted that the Earth moves This generous selection from his writings contains all the essential texts for a reader to appreciate his lasting significance Mark Davie s new translation renders Galileo s vigorous Italian prose into clear modern English while William R Shea s version of the Latin Sidereal Message makes accessible the book that created a sensation in with its account of Galileo s observations using the newly invented telescope br br All Galileo s contributions to the debate on science and religion are included as well as key documents from his trial before the Inquisition in A lively introduction and clear notes give an overview of Galileo s career and explain the scientific and philosophical background to the texts

Rating: 3.39 out of 5