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Sidereus Nuncius, or The Sidereal Messenger

 
 
 
 
Sidereus Nuncius, or The Sidereal Messenger
Author: Galileo Galilei
ISBN 13: 9780226279039
ISBN 10: 226279030
Edition: 1
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication Date: 1989-04-15
Format: Paperback
Pages: 135
List Price: $10.00
 
 

"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