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Galileo Heretic (Galileo Eretico) by  Pietro Redondi - Hardcover - 1987-07-01 - from The Bookshelf (SKU: BMBXBH1763)

Galileo Heretic (Galileo Eretico)

Galileo Heretic (Galileo Eretico) by  Pietro Redondi - Hardcover - 1987-07-01 - from The Bookshelf (SKU: BMBXBH1763)
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Galileo Heretic (Galileo Eretico)

by Redondi, Pietro

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Princeton University Press, 1987-07-01. Hardcover. Very Good. Quick--Ship! Square, tight w/ sharp corners 1987 publisher's edition w/ rear stamp thus BCE/ BOMC hardcover w/ clean & unmarked LIKE NEW pages, text block, outside page edges and black quarter cloth binding over black boards. Clean and bright dust jacket protected w/ removable and clear, acid free archival sleeve w/ LIKE NEW front and spine panels --including all foredge and spine corners-- but VERY GOOD back panel because of a 1/4 inch closed tear at top near spine, otherwise Like New. Beautiful book and overall beautiful DJ. Ships within 24 hours--w/ tracking # and packaged w/ four levels of protection. (24c21)


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On Apr 11 2009, KarenL said:
An interesting twist on the tired story of Galileo v the Church. While Galileo did use telescopes to look at the moon and sun, he was a scientist and a great reader --- He also was atomist, or a believer in invisible corpuscles [Read his "The Assayer" 1623] of matter that could not be changed.

Thinking like this was dangerous in 1600's The Council of Trent produced reams of parchment on all sorts of topic -- one was the belief of Transubstantion. The 30 Years War was ongoing. It was not wise to have a scientist teach that atoms of x could not become q with magic words.

I enjoyed this book, its research, and its use of Latin. It open the door for more research.


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