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Galileo : decisive innovator

Author: Michael Sharratt
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge, University Press, 1996.
Series: Cambridge science biographies series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Philosopher Michael Sharratt examines the flair, imagination, hard-headedness, clarity, combativeness and penetrating intelligence of Galileo Galilei. To follow Galileo's career as he exploited unforeseen opportunities to unseat established ways of comprehending nature is to understand a crucial stage of the Scientific Revolution. Galileo was a pathbreaker for the newly-invented telescope, the decoder of nature's  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: Galileo Galilei; Galileo Galilei
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Sharratt
ISBN: 0521562198 9780521562195 0521566711 9780521566711
OCLC Number: 34886681
Description: xiii, 247 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: The strangest piece of news --
Early life --
Professor at Pisa --
The proper home for his ability --
Discoveries and controversies --
The condemnation of Copernicanism --
Controversy and new hope --
The dialogue and Galileo's condemnation --
Two new sciences --
Rehabilitation.
Series Title: Cambridge science biographies series.
Responsibility: Michael Sharratt.
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