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Title:
The starry messenger, Venice 1610 : "from doubt to astonishment"
Author:
Galilei, Galileo, 1564-1642, author.
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Delray Beach, Florida : Levenger Press in association with the Library of Congress, 2013.
Physical Description:
xiv, 209 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
General Note:
A facsimile of a copy of Galileo's Sidereus nuncius in the Library of Congress, Rare Book and Special Collections.

Includes essays from a symposium celebrating the 400th anniversary of the publication of Galileo Galilei's Sidereus nuncius held at the Library of Congress in November 2010.
Language:
English
Contents:
Preface: In search of the complete Starry messenger / Daniel De Simone -- Introduction: "From doubt to astonishment" : Galileo and the beginnings of modern science / John W. Hessler -- Facsimile -- Translation. Reading the Sidereus nuncius ; Galileo's universe : a biographical index ; The Van Helden translation -- Scholarship. The papers of the symposium ; Seeing and believing : Galileo, Aristotelians, and the mountains on the moon / David Marshall Miller ; Galileo's Copernican conversion / Owen Gingerich ; Authenticity and facsimile : Galileo's paper trail / Paul Needham ; Hearing things : organ pipes, trumpets, and telescopes / Eileen Reeves ; Galileo's logical figures : refuting, or not, Aristotelian logic / John W. Hessler ; The fate of Galileo and his spyglass / Peter Machamer -- Biographies.
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ISBN:
9781929154494
Format :
Book

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