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Galileo Hardcover – 14 Oct 2010

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  • Hardcover: 528 pages
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford (14 Oct. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0199583528
  • ISBN-13: 978-0199583522
  • Product Dimensions: 23.6 x 4.8 x 16.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars 9 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 507,635 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Heilbron has produced that rare marvel, a splendid new view of a familiar figure, a witty, absorbing, and convincing account of the man and his epoch, destined for the wide readership Galileo himself once had. (Eileen Reeves, ISIS)

Heilbron's polymathic expertise brings out the complex contours of Galileo's science in a relatively accessible form (Nick Wilding, London Review of Books)

The most thorough and reliable introduction to Galileo now available, and also the best written (Nick Wilding, London Review of Books)

Heilbron's book, to the best of my knowledge, explains more of Galileo's science than any other single book. (American Scientist)

By far the richest account yet produced in English. (Science Magazine)

Lively book. (Mail on Sunday)

Mr Heilbron's ... has much richer scientific detail and will no doubt become the standard, comprehensive biography. (International Herald Tribune)

Professor Heilbron provides a rounded portrait of Galileo. (London Review of Books)

Heilbron's emphasis on Galileo's polymathy is a more accessible and undoubtedly valuable aspect of the book. (Andrew Robinson, History Today)

As well as witticisms, Heilbron delights in scholarly details, and this book bears ample testimony to his assiduous research. (Patricia Fara, BBC History Magazine)

Witty...scholarly...innovative...Heilbron's Galileo is no ordinary eulogy. (Patricia Fara, BBC History, November 2010)

An awesome command of the vast Galileo literature... [it] will no doubt become the standard, comprehensive biography. (Owen Gingerich, New York Times Book Review)

A masterpiece...It far surpasses all previous biographies of Galileo. Impeccable scholarship. (Nick Jardine, professor of the History and Philosophy of Sciences, Cambridge University)

About the Author

John Heilbron is Professor of History and Vice Chancellor Emeritus of the University of California at Berkeley. One of the most distinguished scholars on the Scientific Revolution, he is the author of The Sun in the Church (a New York Times Notable Book) and The Oxford Companion to the History of Modern Science.


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