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9780385092395

Discoveries and Opinions of Galileo

  • ISBN 13:

    9780385092395

  • ISBN 10:

    0385092393

  • Format: Trade Paper
  • Copyright: 04/01/1957
  • Publisher: Anchor

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Summary

Directing his polemics against the pedantry of his time, Galileo, as his own popularizer, addressed his writings to contemporary laymen. His support of Copernican cosmology, against the Church's strong opposition, his development of a telescope, and his unorthodox opinions as a philosopher of science were the central concerns of his career and the subjects of four of his most important writings. Drake's introductory essay place them in their biographical and historical context.

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