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Galileo

Author: Colin A Ronan
Publisher: New York : Putnam, [1974]
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Galileo may have had a predilection for the life of an artist, yet he was essentially a man of science. He lived and breathed a new and revolutionary scientific air, and it is not possible to separate the man from his science, to ignore his work and expect to see his character in the round. Nevertheless I have tried, in this book, to keep his science in perspective and yet set him against the backcloth of his age  Read more...
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Ronan, Colin A.
Galileo.
New York : Putnam, [1974]
(OCoLC)654293865
Named Person: Galileo Galilei; Galileo Galilei; Galileo Galilei
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Colin A Ronan
ISBN: 0399113649 9780399113642
OCLC Number: 1103369
Description: 264 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Ancient wisdom --
Background to the Renaissance --
Renaissance Italy --
Florence, Venice and Rome --
Galileo's early years --
University student and scholar --
Professor at Pisa --
Venice and Padua --
The telescope --
Return to Florence --
Arguments and accusations --
A visit to Rome --
More controversy --
Barberini and the dialogue --
The storm breaks --
Trial --
Phoenix reborn --
Assessment --
Notes --
Further reading --
Chronology.
Responsibility: Colin A. Ronan.

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Galileo may have had a predilection for the life of an artist, yet he was essentially a man of science. He lived and breathed a new and revolutionary scientific air, and it is not possible to separate the man from his science, to ignore his work and expect to see his character in the round. Nevertheless I have tried, in this book, to keep his science in perspective and yet set him against the backcloth of his age and, above all, to trace the inexorable sequence of events that forced Galileo into his inevitable clash with the Inquisition. To do this I have made use of recent historical research that has shown not only the full extent of his scientific brilliance but, equally significant, has taken a more penetrating look at the background to the trial, the sentence, and Galileo's recantation. - Introduction.

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