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Thus spoke Galileo : the great scientist's ideas and their relevance to the present day

Author: Galileo Galilei; Andrea Frova; Mariapiera Marenzana; Jim McManus
Publisher: New York, N.Y. [etc.] : Oxford University Press, cop. 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presentation of the most important discoveries by Galileo Galilei, endorsed by his own lively writings. Includes simple explanations for the general reader, comparative discussions about state of  Read more...

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Named Person: Galileo Galilei; Galileo Galilei
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Galileo Galilei; Andrea Frova; Mariapiera Marenzana; Jim McManus
ISBN: 0198566255 9780198566250 9780199606825 019960682X
OCLC Number: 492355783
Notes: Trad. de : Parola di Galileo.
nouvelle impression 2011.
Description: 1 vol. (XX-493 p.) : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Preface ; Persisting misconceptions - A test ; PART I: INTRODUCTION ; 1. Posthumous self-portrait of Galileo Galilei, philosopher ; 2. The origin of nerves ; PART II: REVOLUTIONARY MOTIONS ; 3. Almost free fall ; 4. Life aboard ship ; 5. Towers arrows cannons and birds ; PART III: THE PENDULUM AND MUSIC ; 6. The divine harmonies ; PART IV: THE STARRY SKY ABOVE US ; 7. The crystal moon ; 8. In the moonlight ; PART V: THE SPINNING EARTH ; 9. An ingenious wrong theory ; 10. The seized atmosphere ; 11. Stand still, ever moving sun ; PART VI ; 12. Infinite finite infinitesimal ; 13. Down the slope ; PART VII ; 14. Archimedes and the weight of air ; 15. Wax balls and dew drops ; 16. Machines large and small ; PART VIII ; 17. In horror at a vacuum ; 18. The obscure labyrinth of the senses ; 19. As fast as light ; PART IX: ALL THAT GLITTERS ... ; 20. Quarrels among scientists ; 21. The scientist and the cicada ; EPILOGUE ; 22. Conviction and abjuration
Other Titles: Selections.
Responsibility: [edited by] Andrea Frova and Mariapiera Marenzana ; translated by James H. McManus.
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This book lets [Galileo] speak, conveying his message of reason, intellectual honesty and free thinking, which is of great relevance today. Bruno Scrosati, Nature

 
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