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Galileo Galilei : first physicist

Author: James H MacLachlan
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, ©1997.
Series: Oxford portraits in science.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines the personality, thought processes, scientific discoveries, and life of an important figure who helped to shape our understanding of the natural world.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Juvenile works
Biographies
Literature
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Named Person: Galileo Galilei; Galileo; Galileo Galilei; Galileo Galilei; Galileo Galilei
Material Type: Biography, Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James H MacLachlan
ISBN: 0195093429 9780195093421 0195131703 9780195131703
OCLC Number: 33361392
Description: 126 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm.
Contents: The science of physics --
Young mathematician --
Equal speeds of fall --
Professor at Padua --
Galileo's explanation of the tides --
Speed and distance in falling --
New wonders in the sky --
Optics and telescopes --
Disputes in philosophy and science --
Floating on the surface of water --
Galileo on trial --
How Copernicus simplified Ptolemy --
Scaling and the strength of bones --
Galileo in history --
The motion of projectiles --
Measuring motions --
Chronology.
Series Title: Oxford portraits in science.
Responsibility: James MacLachlan.
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