Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Number of pages: 264
Weight: 390 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm
"...several details in this biography make our understanding of Galileo's world easier." Seventeenth-Century News
"Most readers will read the last chapter of this outstanding biography on Galileo first. Laying out the contemporary Church's attempt to bring together the two cultures of science and religion into a harmonious relationship of mutual respect, the chapter provides the satisfying closure to the infamous Galilo affair that no other book in the previous three and a half centuries has been able to do." James R. Hansen, Science Books & Films
"Building from a thorough familiarity with the volumes of scholarship on the subject, the author offers an extremely readable reappraisal of Galileo's life and work. Sharratt's book is an excellent addition to the Cambridge Science Biographies series." James R. Hansen, Science Books & Films
"From now on, when I assign a single book on Galileo to undergraduate students, it will be this one." James R. Hansen, Science Books & Films
"In Galileo: Decisive Innovator, Michael Sharratt offers an effective and manageable remedy to the standard schoolbook portrayal of Galileo. Effective, because it outlines Galileo's contributions with an emphasis on ideas rather than anecdotes. Manageable, because it is a succinct account that restricts itself to the salient features of Galileo's arguments and the key events and relationships that shaped his life...Sharratt succeeds in restoring the man behind the myth." The Journal of the Royal Astronomical Society of Canada
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