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Author Galilei, Galileo, 1564-1642.

Title Dialogue concerning the two chief world systems, Ptolemaic and Copernican / Galileo Galilei ; translated and with revised notes by Stillman Drake ; foreword by Albert Einstein ; introduction by J.L. Heilbron.

Publication Info. New York : Modern Library, [2001]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Rock Island Main Lib Adult Non-Fiction - RIPG-6  520 GAL    AVAILABLE
Description xxxvii, 586 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm.
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Series Modern Library science series
Modern Library science series (New York, N.Y.)
Note Originally published: Dialogue concerning the two chief world systems, Ptolemaic & Copernican. Berkeley : University of California Press, 1953.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [541]-578) and index.
Summary Galileo's Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems, published in Florence in 1632, was the most proximate cause of his being brought to trial before the Inquisition. Using the dialogue form, a genre common in classical philosophical works, Galileo masterfully demonstrates the truth of the Copernicancan system over the Ptolemaic one, proving, for the first time, that the earth revolves around the Sun. It's influence is incalculable. The Dialogue is not only one of the most important scientific treatises ever written, but a work of supreme clarity and accessibility, remaining as readable now as when it was first published. This edition uses the definitive text established by the University of California Press, in Stillman Drake's translation, and includes a Foreword by Albert Einstein and a new Introduction by J.L. Heilbron.
Subject Astronomy -- Early works to 1800.
Sistema solar -- Obras hasta 1800.
Solar system -- Early works to 1800.
Added Author Drake, Stillman.
Added Title Dialogo dei massimi sistemi. English
ISBN 037575766X (paperback)
9780375757662 (paperback)

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