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- DescriptionIn this entertaining and authoritative biography Michael Sharratt examines the flair, imagination, hard-headedness, clarity, combativeness, and penetration of Galileo Galilei. To follow his career as he exploited unforeseen opportunities to unseat established ways of comprehending nature is to understand a crucial stage of the Scientific Revolution. Galileo was a path-breaker for the newly-invented telescope, the decoder of nature's mathematical language, and a quite brilliant populariser of science. Even his reluctant excursion into theology has at last been officially and handsomely recognised by the Church's 'rehabilitation' of the Inquisition's most famous victim, fully discussed in the last chapter. This book makes his lasting contributions accessible to n-scientists and his mistakes are t overlooked. This is t a mythical story, but the biography of an invator - one of the greatest ever kwn.
- Author(s)Michael Sharratt
- PublisherCambridge University Press
- Date of Publication11/04/1996
- SubjectBiography: Historical, Political & Military
- Series TitleCambridge Science Biographies
- Place of PublicationCambridge
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintCambridge University Press
- Content Note34 b/w illus.
- Weight390 g
- Width152 mm
- Height228 mm
- Spine15 mm
- Series Edited byDavid Knight,Kohlstedt Sally Gregory
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US)
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