History of Astronomy

Library of Alexandria
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Library of Alexandria
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Dec 31, 2008
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200
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9781465583604
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English
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 Galileo Galilei, the Italian astronomer, physicist, engineer, philosopher and mathematician, played a major role in the scientific revolution of the seventeenth century. His discoveries with the telescope revolutionised astronomy and paved the way for the acceptance of the Copernican heliocentric system, while his formulation of the law of falling bodies and parabolic trajectories marked the beginning of a fundamental change in the study of motion. This comprehensive eBook presents Galileo’s collected works, with numerous illustrations, rare texts appearing in digital print for the first time, informative introductions and the usual Delphi bonus material. (Version 1)


* Beautifully illustrated with images relating to Galileo’s life and works

* New introductions, specially written for this collection, by Professor Kenneth Richard Seddon, OBE (QUILL, The Queen’s University of Belfast)

* Features Galileo’s major works, with individual contents tables

* Images of how the books were first published, giving your eReader a taste of the original texts

* Excellent formatting of the texts

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CONTENTS:


The Books

THE STARRY MESSENGER

LETTER TO THE GRAND DUCHESS CHRISTINA

DISCOURSE ON FLOATING BODIES

DIALOGUE CONCERNING THE TWO CHIEF WORLD SYSTEMS

DISCOURSES AND MATHEMATICAL DEMONSTRATIONS RELATING TO TWO NEW SCIENCES


The Biographies

LIFE OF GALILEO by Sir David Brewster

THE TRIAL OF GALILEO by A. Mézières

GALILEO by Robert S. Ball

BRIEF BIOGRAPHY: GALILEO GALILIEI


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