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Galileo : a very short introduction

Author: Stillman Drake
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
Series: Very short introductions, 44.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Galileo's scientific method was of overwhelming significance for the development of modern physics, and led to a final parting of the ways between science and philosophy." "In a startling reinterpretation of the evidence, Stillman Drake advances the hypothesis that Galileo's trial and condemnation by the Inquisition in 1633 was caused not by his defiance of the Church, but by the hostility of contemporary  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Trials, litigation, etc
Named Person: Galileo Galilei; Galileo Galilei; Galileo Galilei
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stillman Drake
ISBN: 0192854569 9780192854568
OCLC Number: 46773279
Notes: Originally published: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1980, in series: Past masters.
Description: 127 p. : ill. ; 18 cm.
Contents: 1 The background --
2 Galileo's early years --
3 Conflicts with philosophers --
4 Conflicts with astronomers and theologians --
5 The dialogue and the Inquisition --
6 The final years.
Series Title: Very short introductions, 44.
Responsibility: Stillman Drake.
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