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Description - Sidereus Nuncius or the Sidereal Messenger Galileo Galilei by Galileo Galilei

"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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Book Details

ISBN: 9780226279039
ISBN-10: 0226279030
Format: Paperback
(202mm x 152mm x 12mm)
Pages: 144
Imprint: University of Chicago Press
Publisher: The University of Chicago Press
Publish Date: 1-Apr-1989
Country of Publication: United States

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