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Discoveries and Opinions of Galileo

Discoveries and Opinions of Galileo
Author: Galileo Galilei
ISBN 13: 9780385092395
ISBN 10: 385092393
Edition: 24th
Publisher: Anchor
Publication Date: 1957-03-01
Format: Paperback
Pages: 320
List Price: $15.00

Directing his polemics against the pedantry of his time, Galileo, as his own popularizer, addressed his writings to contemporary laymen. His support of Copernican cosmology, against the Church's strong opposition, his development of a telescope, and his unorthodox opinions as a philosopher of science were the central concerns of his career and the subjects of four of his most important writings. Drake's introductory essay place them in their biographical and historical context.