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Author Galilei, Galileo, 1564-1642.

Title Thus spoke Galileo : the great scientist's ideas and their relevance to the present day / [edited by] Andrea Frova and Mariapiera Marenzana ; translated by Jim McManus in collaboration with the authors.

Publication Info. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2011.


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Rock Island Main Lib Adult Non-Fiction - RIPG-6  509.032 FRO    AVAILABLE
Description xx, 493 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Note This translation originally published: 2006.
Translation of: Parola di Galileo.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [480]-482) and index.
Contents PART I : INTRODUCTION : Posthumous self-portrait of Galileo Galilei, philosopher ; The origin of nerves -- PART II : REVOLUTIONARY MOTIONS : Almost free fall ; Life aboard ship ; Towers arrows cannons and birds -- PART III : THE PENDULUM AND MUSIC: The divine harmonies -- PART IV : THE STARRY SKY ABOVE US: The crystal moon ; In the moonlight -- PART V : THE SPINNING EARTH : An ingenious wrong theory ; The seized atmosphere ; Stand still, ever moving sun -- PART VI : THE INVASION OF THE INFINITESIMALS: Infinite finite infinitesimal ; Down the slope -- PART VII : BODIES AND THE ENVIRONMENT: Archimedes and the weight of air ; Wax balls and dew drops ; Machines large and small -- PART VIII: FROM MATTER TO LIGHT : In horror at a vacuum ; The dark labyrinth of the senses ; As fast as light -- PART IX : ALL THAT GLITTERS-- : Quarrels among scientists ; The scientist and the cicada -- EPILOGUE : Conviction and abjuration.
Language Translated from the Italian.
Subject Galilei, Galileo, 1564-1642.
Science -- Early works to 1800.
Astronomy -- Early works to 1800.
Scientists -- Italy.
Added Author Frova, Andrea, 1936-
Marenzana, Mariapiera.
McManus, Jim.
Added Title Works. Selections. English. 2006
ISBN 9780199606825 (paperback)
019960682X (paperback)

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