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Dialogue concerning the two chief world systems, Ptolemaic and Copernican

Author: Galileo Galilei; Stillman Drake
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, ©2001.
Series: Modern Library science series (New York, N.Y.)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Galileo's Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems, published in Florence in 1632, 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 Copernicancan system over the Ptolemaic one, proving, for the first time, that the earth revolves around the Sun. It's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Obras hasta 1800
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Galileo Galilei; Stillman Drake
ISBN: 037575766X 9780375757662
OCLC Number: 46685578
Notes: Originally published: Dialogue concerning the two chief world systems, Ptolemaic & Copernican. Berkeley : University of California Press, 1953.
Description: xxxvii, 586 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Contents: The First day --
The Second day --
The Third day --
The Fourth day.
Series Title: Modern Library science series (New York, N.Y.)
Other Titles: Dialogo dei massimi sistemi.
Responsibility: Galileo Galilei ; translated and with revised notes by Stillman Drake ; foreword by Albert Einstein ; introduction by J.L. Heilbron.

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Galileo's Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems, published in Florence in 1632, 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 Copernicancan system over the Ptolemaic one, proving, for the first time, that the earth revolves around the Sun. It's 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.
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