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Galileo: Decisive Innovator (Cambridge Science Biographies Series)

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In this entertaining and authoritative biography, first published in 1994, Michael Sharratt examines the flair, imagination, hard-headedness, clarity, combativeness and penetrating intelligence of Galileo Galilei. To follow Galileo's career as he exploited unforeseen opportunities to unseat established ways of comprehending nature is to understand a crucial stage of the Scientific Revolution. Galileo was a pathbreaker for the newly-invented telescope, the decoder of nature's mathematical language and a quite brilliant popularizer of science. Even his reluctant excursion into theology has at last been officially and handsomely recognized by the Church's "rehabilitation" of the Inquisition's most famous victim, fully discussed in the last chapter. This book makes his lasting contributions accessible to nonscientists and his mistakes are not overlooked. This is not a mythical story, but the biography of an innovator--one of the greatest ever known.

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This entertaining biography examines the imagination and penetration of Galileo, path-breaker for the telescope, decoder of nature’s mathematics, populariser of science, and the Inquisition’s most famous victim. Accessible to non-scientists, this is the biography of one of the greatest innovators ever known.

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To follow Galileo's career as he exploited unforeseen opportunities to unseat established ways of comprehending nature is to understand a crucial stage of the Scientific Revolution. Not overlooking his mistakes, this text makes his lasting contributions accessible to nonscientists.

Synopsis:

In this entertaining and authoritative biography, first published in 1994, Michael Sharratt examines the flair, imagination, hard-headedness, clarity, combativeness and penetrating intelligence of Galileo Galilei. To follow Galileo's career as he exploited unforeseen opportunities to unseat established ways of comprehending nature is to understand a crucial stage of the Scientific Revolution. Galileo was a pathbreaker for the newly-invented telescope, the decoder of nature's mathematical language and a quite brilliant popularizer of science. Even his reluctant excursion into theology has at last been officially and handsomely recognized by the Church's "rehabilitation" of the Inquisition's most famous victim, fully discussed in the last chapter. This book makes his lasting contributions accessible to nonscientists and his mistakes are not overlooked. This is not a mythical story, but the biography of an innovator--one of the greatest ever known.

Synopsis:

An entertaining, accessible biography of one of the greatest innovators ever known.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations; General editor's preface; Acknowledgements; 1. The strangest piece of news; 2. Early life; 3. Professor at Pisa; 4. The proper home for his ability; 5. Discoveries and controversies; 6. The condemnation of Copernicanism; 7. Controversy and new hope; 8. The Dialogue and Galileo's condemnation; 9. Two new sciences; 10. Rehabilitation; Notes; Bibliography; Index.

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ISBN:
9780521566711
Editor:
Knight, David
Editor:
Gregory Kohlstedt, Sally
Editor:
Knight, David
Editor:
Gregory Kohlstedt, Sally
Author:
Gregory Kohlstedt, Sally
Author:
Kohlstedt, Sally Gregory
Author:
Sharratt, Michael
Author:
Knight, David
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Location:
Cambridge ;
Subject:
General
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Science
Subject:
History
Subject:
Galilei, galileo, 1564-1642
Subject:
Scientists
Subject:
Astronomers
Subject:
Scientists -- Italy -- Biography.
Subject:
Astronomers -- Italy -- Biography.
Subject:
Jupiter (Planet) Exploration Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Subject:
Scientists - General
Subject:
Galilei, Galileo, --1564-1642 Galilei, Galile
Subject:
Galilei, Galileo
Subject:
Biography-Scientists
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Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Cambridge Science Biographies Series
Series Volume:
no. 33
Publication Date:
20060631
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
34 half-tones
Pages:
264
Dimensions:
8.97x6.04x.67 in. .92 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This entertaining biography examines the imagination and penetration of Galileo, path-breaker for the telescope, decoder of nature’s mathematics, populariser of science, and the Inquisition’s most famous victim. Accessible to non-scientists, this is the biography of one of the greatest innovators ever known.
"Synopsis" by , To follow Galileo's career as he exploited unforeseen opportunities to unseat established ways of comprehending nature is to understand a crucial stage of the Scientific Revolution. Not overlooking his mistakes, this text makes his lasting contributions accessible to nonscientists.
"Synopsis" by , In this entertaining and authoritative biography, first published in 1994, Michael Sharratt examines the flair, imagination, hard-headedness, clarity, combativeness and penetrating intelligence of Galileo Galilei. To follow Galileo's career as he exploited unforeseen opportunities to unseat established ways of comprehending nature is to understand a crucial stage of the Scientific Revolution. Galileo was a pathbreaker for the newly-invented telescope, the decoder of nature's mathematical language and a quite brilliant popularizer of science. Even his reluctant excursion into theology has at last been officially and handsomely recognized by the Church's "rehabilitation" of the Inquisition's most famous victim, fully discussed in the last chapter. This book makes his lasting contributions accessible to nonscientists and his mistakes are not overlooked. This is not a mythical story, but the biography of an innovator--one of the greatest ever known.
"Synopsis" by , An entertaining, accessible biography of one of the greatest innovators ever known.
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