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Setting aside all authority : Giovanni Battista Riccioli and the science against Copernicus in the age of Galileo

Author: Christopher M Graney
Publisher: Notre Dame, Indiana : University of Notre Dame Press, 2015 ©221E2015
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offers an account and analysis of seventeenth-century scientific arguments against the Copernican system. Christopher M. Graney challenges the long-standing ideas that opponents of the heliocentric  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Named Person: Giovanni Battista Riccioli; Nicolaus Copernicus
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Christopher M Graney
ISBN: 9780268029883 0268029881 9780268080778 0268080771
OCLC Number: 953848587
Notes: "Including the first English translation of Monsignor Francesco Ingoli's Copernican system, and the first English translation of Riccioli's Reports regarding his experiments with falling bodies and with the effect of air resistance on falling bodies."
Description: 1 online resource (289 pages) : illustrations, tables

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