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On sunspots

Author: Galileo Galilei; Eileen Adair Reeves; Christoph Scheiner; Albert Van Helden
Publisher: Chicago [u.a.] : University of Chicago Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: Early works
Briefsammlung
Early works to 1800
Named Person: Galileo Galilei; Christoph Scheiner; Galileo Galilei; Christoph Scheiner
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Galileo Galilei; Eileen Adair Reeves; Christoph Scheiner; Albert Van Helden
ISBN: 0226707156 0226707164 9780226707150 9780226707167
OCLC Number: 705979423
Notes: "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"-- Provided by publisher.
Description: XI, 418 S. : zahlr. Ill., Kt.
Responsibility: Galileo Galilei and Christoph Scheiner ; Translated and introduced by Eileen Reeves and Albert Van Helden.

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