Galileo / J. L. Heilbron
Book | Oxford University Press | 2010

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xiv, 508 pages 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 389-491) and index.
Contents
A Florentine education. Upbringing ; Gap years ; Character analysis -- A Tuscan Archimedes. Hell and mathematics ; Barycentric exercises ; De motu ; Galileo at 25 -- Life in the Serenissima. Settling in ; Steady state -- Galilean science. Reluctant astronomer ; Mover and shaker -- Calculated risks. Starry message ; Celestial messenger ; More rabbits from the hat ; Family affairs and former friends -- Miscalculated risks. Freelance exegetes ; Poetical interlude ; Ill omens -- Vainglory. The Pope ; The knight ; The windmill ; The tilt -- End games. Dramatis personae ; Winding up ; Last days ; The end of the affair?
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9780199583522 (acid-free paper)
0199583528 (acid-free paper)
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