The Essential Galileo
Hackett Publishing Company, Sep 30, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 380 pages
Spanning Galileo's entire career, this new collection presents an annotated translation of Galileo's most important writings as judged by their historical impact from the seventeenth century to the present. It thus presents not only those writings that bear most closely on key developments in physics, astronomy, epistemology, and scientific methodology, but those most relevant to general culture as well, including writings on the relationship between science and religion.
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Chronology of Galileos Career and Aftermath
Glossary of Terms and Names
Annotated Bibliography and Cited Works
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