Sidereus Nuncius, Or The Sidereal Messenger

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University of Chicago Press, Apr 15, 1989 - Science - 127 pages
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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

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User Review  - Tom Schulte - Goodreads

It was a joy reading this translated work. Like the essays of Michel de Montaigne, Galileo assys forward throgh his telescope in a thoughtful fashion that telegraphs the excitement he must have felt. I can see the shadows of the moon revealting the rotation of that world and its mountains... Read full review

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User Review  - David Boyce - Goodreads

400 year s on this book still reads well. In fact it has a feel very similar to my astronomy notebook that I made years ago when I first looked through a telescope. You can almost feel Galileo's ... Read full review



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Galileo Galilei(1564-1642) was an Italian physicist, mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher.

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