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Galileo at Work: His Scientific Biography Paperback – Dec 1995


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The story of a Greek inventor of long ago who killed his nephew and the horrible consequences he faced for his act. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Galileo at Work 19 Jan. 2009
By J. Hudson - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This book is a classic, so it isn't clear what I could add to available information about it. There's a reason it's a classic, and in my opinion, another printing is needed.

Stillman Drake is a recognized biographer of Galileo. This book is the product of painstaking work. It is intended for one who is interested in how Galileo arrived at his conclusions, how his mind managed to focus on relevant physical quantities and discover mathematical relationships between them. The stark departure of this process from previous "philosophical" thinking is evident from the protests of the philosophers of his day.

Drake has added a section giving brief biographical sketches of the people with whom Galileo interacted. His footnotes trace the careful research that went into the book.

-Jerome Hudson
An excellent look at Galileo's working life 27 Oct. 2012
By M. Francis - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
I have been a big fan of Stillman Drake and his research and perspectives on Galileo for many years. This book fills in many of the details of Galileo's experimental life with respect to his personal life. I strongly recommend the book.
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