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Published: 16 February 2006

514 Pages | 62 line diagrams and 15 halftones


ISBN: 9780198566250

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Thus Spoke Galileo

The great scientist's ideas and their relevance to the present day

Andrea Frova and Mariapiera Marenzana
Translated by Jim McManus in collaboration with the authors.

  • Historical and scientific discussion of Galileo's main achievements
  • Includes discussion of Galileo's errors, in the first place, his theory of tides
  • Includes Galileo's understanding of oscillatory phenomena and connection with musical harmony
  • Historical description of Galileo's dramatic interaction with the Catholic hierarchies
  • Description of first truly scientific investigation of the skies and the fundamental discoveries
  • Emphasizes relevance of Galileo's message and thinking to today's life
  • Recalls basic pre-Galilean scientific misconceptions that keep surviving in modern times

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