Sidereus Nuncius, or, The Sidereal Messenger / Edition 1

Sidereus Nuncius, or, The Sidereal Messenger / Edition 1

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by Galileo Galilei, Albert Van Helden
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0226279030

ISBN-13: 9780226279039

Pub. Date: 04/28/1989

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

"This fine translation is a god-send. . . . Surely you want to read what Galileo wrote. If so buy this book. Van Helden's introduction is scholarly; no one knows more about Galileo's telescope; the translation is superb; Van Helden's review of the reception of the Sidereal Messenger is profound; the bibliography is extensive. What more can I

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"This fine translation is a god-send. . . . Surely you want to read what Galileo wrote. If so buy this book. Van Helden's introduction is scholarly; no one knows more about Galileo's telescope; the translation is superb; Van Helden's review of the reception of the Sidereal Messenger is profound; the bibliography is extensive. What more can I say?"—David W. Hughes, The Observatory

"[Sidereus nunclus] has never before been made available in its entirety in a continuous form, with full notes and comment. The introduction, translation and notes by Van Helden are a splendid example of the best scholarship and fullest accessibility. . . . we can now truly get to grips with the phenomenon of Galileo and what his life and work should mean to us today."—Robert Temple, Nature

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226279039
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
04/28/1989
Edition description:
1
Pages:
135
Sales rank:
992,574
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 8.10(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Preface Introduction Sidereus Nuncius Conclusion: The Reception of Sidereus Nuncius Bibliography Index

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