Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems by Galileo Galilei
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Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems
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Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems

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Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems by Galileo Galilei

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This Galileo's master-work, which, in asserting that the earth revolves around the sun forever changed the face of astronomy. It includes a forward by J L Heilbron and an introduction by Albert Einstein.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780375757662
ISBN-10: 037575766X
Format: Paperback
(203mm x 127mm x 25mm)
Pages: 544
Imprint: Modern Library Inc
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 11-Aug-2001
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Galileo Galilei

J. L. Heilbron is a professor of history and Vice Chancellor Emeritus, University of California at Berkeley, and currently Senior Research Fellow, Worcester College, Oxford. He is the author of numerous books on the history of science, including most recently The Sun in the Church: Cathedrals as Solar Observatories and Geometry Civilized: History, Culture, and Technique. Stephen Jay Gould is the Alexander Agassiz professor of zoology and professor of geology at Harvard and the Vincent Astor visiting professor of biology at New York University. Recent books include Full House, Dinosaur in a Haystack, and Questioning the Millennium. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and New York City.

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