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Galileo in Context

By: Renn, Jurgen (Editor)

Price: $49.95

Publisher: Cambridge, England, Cambridge University Press: 2001

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 16422

ISBN: 052100103x

Condition: Near Fine


A bright, solid book, text unmarked; Trade PB; 9.40 X 7.60 X 0.90 inches; 431 pages; This survey of recent attempts to dispel the myth of Galileo as isolated pioneer explores the intellectual, cultural and social contexts that substantially shaped Galilean science. Particular attention is paid to the influence of contemporary engineer-scientists on Galilean experimental physics, the influence of artists on the visual representation techniques used in Galilean astronomy, and the influence of the power structures of Galileo's day on the way in which scientific information was organized and commu... View more info