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Published: 26 May 2011

512 Pages | 62 line drawings and 15 halftones

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780199606825

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Thus Spoke Galileo

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

Andrea Frova and Mariapiera Marenzana

  • 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