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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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Galileo and the Dutch telescope have long enjoyed a durable connection in the popular mind, transforming a rather modest middle-aged scholar into the icon of the Copernican Revolution. And yet the speed with which the telescope changed the course of Galileo's life and early modern astronomy obscures his actual delayed encounter with the instrument. This book considers the lapse between the telescope's 1608 creation  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
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Eileen Adair Reeves
ISBN: 9780674042636 0674042638 978-3-11-044220-5 978-3-11-045951-7
OCLC Number: 432681512
Language Note: In English.
Description: 1 online resource (231 pages) : illustrations
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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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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