Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems

Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems

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by Galileo
     
 

ISBN-10: 037575766X

ISBN-13: 9780375757662

Pub. Date: 10/28/2001

Publisher: Random House Publishing Group

Galileo’s Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems, published in Florence in 1632, was the most proximate cause of his being brought to trial before the Inquisition. Using the dialogue form, a genre common in classical philosophical works, Galileo masterfully demonstrates the truth of the Copernican system over the Ptolemaic one, proving, for

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Galileo’s Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems, published in Florence in 1632, was the most proximate cause of his being brought to trial before the Inquisition. Using the dialogue form, a genre common in classical philosophical works, Galileo masterfully demonstrates the truth of the Copernican system over the Ptolemaic one, proving, for the first time, that the earth revolves around the sun. Its influence is incalculable. The Dialogue is not only one of the most important scientific treatises ever written, but a work of supreme clarity and accessibility, remaining as readable now as when it was first published. This edition uses the definitive text established by the University of California Press, in Stillman Drake’s translation, and includes a Foreword by Albert Einstein and a new Introduction by J. L. Heilbron.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780375757662
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
10/28/2001
Series:
Modern Library Science Series
Edition description:
2001 MODER
Pages:
640
Sales rank:
664,401
Product dimensions:
5.20(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.30(d)

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