Discoveries and Opinions of Galileo: Including the Starry Messenger (1610), Letter to the Grand Duchess Christina (1615), and Excerpts from Letters on Sunspots (1613), the Assayer (1623) 24th Edition 9780385092395
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Author: Galileo, Stillman Drake
Book Name: Discoveries and Opinions of Galileo: Including the Starry Messenger (1610), Letter to the Grand Duchess Christina (1615), and Excerpts from Letters on Sunspots (1613), the Assayer (1623)
Subject Name: Science

Discoveries and Opinions of Galileo: Including the Starry Messenger (1610), Letter to the Grand Duchess Christina (1615), and Excerpts from Letters on Sunspots (1613), the Assayer (1623) 24th Edition Solutions

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Directing his polemics against the pedantry of his time Galileo as his own popularizer addressed his writings to contemporary laymen. His support of Copernican cosmology against the Church's strong opposition his development of a telescope and his unorthodox opinions as a philosopher of science were the central concerns of his career and the subjects of four of his most important writings. Drake's introductory essay place them in their biographical and historical context.Read more

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