Thus Spoke Galileo
The Great Scientist's Ideas and Their Relevance to the Present Day
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Thus Spoke Galileo by Andrea Frova
Book DescriptionYou might know what is said about Galileo, but not many people know what Galileo himself actually said! His elusive and often misquoted discourse has resulted, over the years, in slurs against his name and reputation as a scientist. Let him speak then, so that he can bring to everyone's attention his message of reason, of intellectual honesty, and of free thinking. A message that, more than ever, is of great relevance in the rampant irrationality of the new millennium. The exposition begins with a blunt 'self-portrait'. A 'forgery' of course, based mainly on extracts from Galileo's writings and private letters; something he would never have dared, nor been allowed, to write for the public. The selection of writings offered includes many of the subjects that were closest to Galileo's heart and mind with lively commentary from both the literary, scientific, and historical viewpoints. For those who want to know the mathematics behind Galileo's theories, each chapter closes with a separate self contained summary. Thus Spoke Galileo will allow the reader to appreciate the work and the writing-style of a great scientist and author who had a tremendous influence on the modern world.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780198566250
(224mm x 145mm x 32mm)
Imprint: Oxford University Press
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publish Date: 16-Feb-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Andrea Frova
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Presentation of the most important discoveries by Galileo Galilei, endorsed by his own lively writings. Includes simple explanations for the general reader, comparative discussions about state of knowledge in Galileo's time and in today's understanding, as well as major public and private events in Galileo's life.
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Author Biography - Andrea Frova
Andrea Frova Full professor of General Physics University of Rome "La Sapienza" P. Aldo Moro 2 00185 Roma Italy Mariapiera Marenzana Retired Professor of Italian and Latin Literature from Liceo Coreutico at the National Dance Academy via Ridolfino Venuti 21 00162 Roma Italy
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