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On sunspots

Author: Galileo Galilei; Eileen Adair Reeves; Albert Van Helden; Christoph Scheiner
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"A history of the controversy over sunspots with translations of the letters contained in Galileo's Istoria e dimostrazioni intorno alle macchie solari e loro accidenti. The material that was added during the printing of the Istoria, the dedication, preface, laudatory poems, and the note from the printer to introduce Scheiner's tracts, have been added in an appendix"--
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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Named Person: Galileo Galilei; Christoph Scheiner
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Galileo Galilei; Eileen Adair Reeves; Albert Van Helden; Christoph Scheiner
ISBN: 9780226707150 0226707156 9780226707167 0226707164
OCLC Number: 456551408
Language Note: In English; translated from Italian and Latin.
Description: xi, 418 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Sunspots before the telescope --
Harriot and Fabricius --
Christoph Scheiner --
Tres epistolae --
Galileo answers --
Galileo's first letter --
Galileo's second letter --
A more accurate inquiry from Ingolstadt --
Accuratior disquisitio --
Galileo responds and goes into print --
Galileo's third letter --
Rematch, 1630-1632 --
Appendices --
Scheiner and Galileo on the nature of the moon --
Galileo to Maffeo Cardinal Barberini --
Carlo Cardinal Conti to Galileo on scripture --
Scheiner's calculation of the transit of Venus --
Galileo's demonstrations --
Front matter of Istoria e dimostrazioni intorno alle macchie solari e loro accidenti.
Responsibility: Galileo Galilei and Christoph Scheiner ; translated and introduced by Eileen Reeves and Albert Van Helden.

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Galileo's telescopic discoveries, and especially his observation of sunspots, caused great debate in an age when the heavens were thought to be perfect and unchanging. This title features a  Read more...

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