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Galileo's glassworks : the telescope and the mirror

Author: Eileen Adair Reeves
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2008.
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Considers the lapse between the telescope's creation in The Hague in 1608 and Galileo's alleged acquaintance with such news ten months later. This book explores two fundamental questions of  Read more...

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Reeves, Eileen Adair.
Galileo's glassworks.
Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 2008
(DLC) 2007005089
(OCoLC)82472977
Named Person: Galileo Galilei; Galileo Galilei; Galileo Galilei
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Eileen Adair Reeves
ISBN: 9780674042636 0674042638
OCLC Number: 432681512
Description: 1 online resource (231 p.) : ill.
Contents: The daily mirror of empire --
Idle inventions --
Obscure procedures and odd opponents --
The Dutch telescope and the French mirror --
The afterlife of a legend.
Responsibility: Eileen Reeves.

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Eileen Reeves' book provides us with a significant effort for a better understanding of the cultural features involved in the making of the telescope. Highly original and innovative, "Galileo's Read more...

 
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