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Nature, experiment, and the sciences : essays on Galileo and the history of science in honour of Stillman Drake

Author: Stillman Drake; Trevor Harvey Levere; William R Shea
Publisher: Dordrecht, Netherlands ; Boston : Kluwer Academic Publishers, ©1990.
Series: Boston studies in the philosophy of science, v. 120.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Galileo Galilei; Stillman Drake; Galileo Galilei; Stillman Drake; Galileo Galilei
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stillman Drake; Trevor Harvey Levere; William R Shea
ISBN: 0792304209 9780792304203
OCLC Number: 228665157
Description: xiii, 349 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Contents: The dating and significance of Galileo's Pisan manuscripts / William A. Wallace --
Galileo's theoem of equivalence : the missing keystone of his theory of motion / Jürgen Renn --
Was Galileo a metaphysicist? / A. Rupert Hall --
Drake against the philosophers / James MacLachlan --
Alhazen's debt to Ptolemy's Optics / A. Mark Smith --
Regiomontanus on the critical problems of astronomy / Noel M. Swerdlow --
G.D. Cassini and the number of the planets : an example of seventeenth-century astronumerological patronage I. Bernard Cohen --
Lavoisier : language, instruments and the chemical revolution / Trevor H. Levere --
The inductive sciences in nineteenth-century England / Marie Boas Hall --
Darwin studies at work : a re-examination of three decisive years (1835-37) / M.J.S. Hodge --
The background to Heinrich Hert's experiments in electrodynamics / Jed Z. Buchwald --
Science and history of science / Enrico Bellone --
The Stillman Drake Galileo collection / Richard Landon --
A bibliography of the writings of Stillman Drake / James MacLachlan
Series Title: Boston studies in the philosophy of science, v. 120.
Responsibility: edited by Trevor H. Levere and William R. Shea.

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