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Product Description: In a startling reinterpretation of the evidence, Stillman Drake advances the hypothesis that Galileo’s condemnation by the Inquisition was caused not by his defiance of the Church, but by the hostility of contemporary philosophers...read more

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9781402768866 | Sterling Pub Co Inc, February 2, 2010, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: In a startling reinterpretation of the evidence, Stillman Drake advances the hypothesis that Galileo’s condemnation by the Inquisition was caused not by his defiance of the Church, but by the hostility of contemporary philosophers.

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A brief profile focuses on Galileo's revolutionary approach to science and his trial before the Inquisition

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9780809048502 | Hill & Wang Pub, February 1, 1981, cover price $11.95 | About this edition: A brief profile focuses on Galileo's revolutionary approach to science and his trial before the Inquisition

Paperback:

9788420619415 | Alianza Editorial Sa, June 30, 2005, cover price $11.95
9780192875266 | Oxford Univ Pr, August 25, 1983, cover price $8.95 | About this edition: A brief profile focuses on Galileo's revolutionary approach to science and his trial before the Inquisition

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Product Description: This provocative 1612 essay outraged the author's contemporaries by challenging Aristotelian physics and by asserting that sunspots are actual spots on the surface of the sun or in its atmosphere, rather than satellites.Discourse on Bodies in Water was Galileo's first published contribution to experimental physics, the field in which his enduring fame is founded...read more
By Stillman Drake (introduced by), Galileo Galilei and Thomas Salusbury (trans)

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9780486446424 | Dover Pubns, September 22, 2005, cover price $36.00 | About this edition: This provocative 1612 essay outraged the author's contemporaries by challenging Aristotelian physics and by asserting that sunspots are actual spots on the surface of the sun or in its atmosphere, rather than satellites.

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Product Description: This fascinating, scholarly study by one of the world's foremost authorities on Galileo offers a vivid portrait of one of history's greatest minds. Detailed accounts, including many excerpts from Galileo's own writings, offer insights into his work on motion, mechanics, hydraulics, strength of materials, and projectiles...read more

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9780486495422 | Dover Pubns, February 20, 2003, cover price $60.00 | About this edition: This fascinating, scholarly study by one of the world's foremost authorities on Galileo offers a vivid portrait of one of history's greatest minds.

Paperback:

9780486286310 | Dover Pubns, August 1, 1995, cover price $14.95

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Product Description: This is the acclaimed translation by Stillman Drake of "Discourses and Mathematical Demonstrations Concerning Two New Sciences Pertaining to Mechanics and Local Motions." It is the work written by Galileo in the last years of his life, while under house arrest by the Inquisition for suspected heresy...read more

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9780921332503 | 2 combined edition (Wall & Emerson, September 1, 2000), cover price $33.95 | About this edition: This is the acclaimed translation by Stillman Drake of "Discourses and Mathematical Demonstrations Concerning Two New Sciences Pertaining to Mechanics and Local Motions.

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Product Description: For forty years, beginning with the publication of the first modern English translation of the Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems, Stillman Drake was the most original and productive scholar of Galileo's scientific work...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9780802043443 | Univ of Toronto Pr, January 1, 2000, cover price $78.00 | About this edition: For forty years, beginning with the publication of the first modern English translation of the Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems, Stillman Drake was the most original and productive scholar of Galileo's scientific work.
9780802047168 | Univ of Toronto Pr, July 1, 1999, cover price $209.00 | About this edition: For forty years, beginning with the publication of the first modern English translation of the Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems, Stillman Drake was the most original and productive scholar of Galileo's scientific work of our age.
9780802006264 | Univ of Toronto Pr, June 1, 1999, cover price $90.00 | About this edition: For forty years, beginning with the publication of the first modern English translation of the Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems, Stillman Drake was the most original and productive scholar of Galileo's scientific work of our age.
9780802043436 | Univ of Toronto Pr, June 1, 1999, cover price $68.00 | About this edition: For Forty Years, Beginning With The Publication Of The First Modern English translation of the Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems, Stillman Drake was the most original and productive scholar of Galileo's scientific work of our age.

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9780802082886 | Univ of Toronto Pr, June 1, 1999, cover price $72.00
9780802075857 | Univ of Toronto Pr, June 1, 1999, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: For forty years, beginning with the publication of the first modern English translation of the Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems, Stillman Drake was the most original and productive scholar of Galileo's scientific work of our age.
9780802081643 | Univ of Toronto Pr, June 1, 1999, cover price $26.95 | About this edition: For forty years, beginning with the publication of the first modern English translation of the Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems, Stillman Drake was the most original and productive scholar of Galileo's scientific work.
9780802081650 | Univ of Toronto Pr, June 1, 1999, cover price $30.95 | About this edition: For forty years, beginning with the publication of the first modern English translation of the Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems, Stillman Drake was the most original and productive scholar of Galileo's scientific work.

Since publication of Stillman Drake’s landmark volume, Galileo at Work: His Scientific Biography, new and exciting information has come to light about this towering figure in the history of Western science. Drawing largely from Galileo’s manuscript working papers, Drake now adds a wealth of detail to the story.Among the findings he presents in this volume are the steps that led to discovery of the pendulum law and the law of fall, by which Galileo opened the road to modern physics; Galileo’s path to the new astronomy of Copernicus, closely linked to his first essays in physics; his subsequent misgivings and final reassurances provided by the telescope.Drake focuses on Galileo’s pioneering work in physics, previously unknown, and shows that time has not diminished its value. He also considers some of the factors that played a part in the development of physics, its classical Greek beginnings, the medieval interlude, the contribution of some of Galileo’s contemporaries, and the resistance of others to his new science of motion. We see in a new light the relation of that science to modern dynamics, created by Newton half a century later. Galileo is better known as an astronomer than as a modern physicist. Drake sheds new light here too as he explores Galileo’s pioneer invention of satellite astronomy, his sighting of Neptune two and one-half centuries before that planet was identified, and his proposal of a cosmogony based on speeds of freely falling bodies. With this book Drake confirms Galileo as the first recognizably modern scientist, in both his methods and results.

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9780802027252 | Univ of Toronto Pr, April 1, 1990, cover price $57.00 | About this edition: Since publication of Stillman Drake’s landmark volume, Galileo at Work: His Scientific Biography, new and exciting information has come to light about this towering figure in the history of Western science.

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9780802076076 | Reprint edition (Univ of Toronto Pr, September 1, 1994), cover price $28.95

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Product Description: A Galilean dialogue incorporating a new English translation of Galileo's "Bodies That Stay Atop Water, Or Move In It."

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9780226162300 | Reprint edition (Univ of Chicago Pr, December 1, 1984), cover price $11.95 | About this edition: A Galilean dialogue incorporating a new English translation of Galileo's "Bodies That Stay Atop Water, Or Move In It.

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Product Description: Publication of Galileo's Starry Messenger in 1610, detailing startling observations with the newly invented telescope, sparked immediate furor among the astronomers and philosophers of the day. The discovery of the "Medicean stars" (the satellites of Jupiter) was pronounced a hoax, an optical illusion, a logical and theological impossibility...read more

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9780226162317 | Univ of Chicago Pr, July 1, 1983, cover price $46.00 | About this edition: Publication of Galileo's Starry Messenger in 1610, detailing startling observations with the newly invented telescope, sparked immediate furor among the astronomers and philosophers of the day.

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Uses a dialog between three friends to discuss Galileo's theories of buoyancy and the methods he used to reach those conclusions

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9780226162287 | Univ of Chicago Pr, November 1, 1981, cover price $20.00 | About this edition: Uses a dialog between three friends to discuss Galileo's theories of buoyancy and the methods he used to reach those conclusions

Looks at Galileo's life and accomplishments to establish his position as a man of science, describes his scientific work, and illuminates the relationship between his scientific studies and the philosophical and religious milieu of the period

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9780226162270 | Univ of Chicago Pr, March 1, 1981, cover price $9.95 | About this edition: Looks at Galileo's life and accomplishments to establish his position as a man of science, describes his scientific work, and illuminates the relationship between his scientific studies and the philosophical and religious milieu of the period

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Hardcover:

9780299064006 | Univ of Wisconsin Pr, June 1, 1974, cover price $27.50 | also contains My Struggle: Man in Love

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