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Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems, Ptolemaic and Copernican

Galilei, Galileo (Book - 2001)
Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems, Ptolemaic and Copernican
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Galileo's Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems , published in Florence in 1632, was the most proximate cause of his being brought to trial before the Inquisition. Using the dialogue form, a genre common in classical philosophical works, Galileo masterfully demonstrates the truth of the Copernican system over the Ptolemaic one, proving, for the first time, that the earth revolves around the sun. Its influence is incalculable. The Dialogue is not only one of the most important scientific treatises ever written, but a work of supreme clarity and accessibility, remaining as readable now as when it was first published. This edition uses the definitive text established by the University of California Press, in Stillman Drake's translation, and includes a Foreword by Albert Einstein and a new Introduction by J. L. Heilbron.
Authors: Galilei, Galileo, 1564-1642
Title: Dialogue concerning the two chief world systems, Ptolemaic and Copernican
Publisher: New York : Modern Library, c2001
Characteristics: xxxvii, 586 p. :,ill. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Galileo Galilei ; translated and with revised notes by Stillman Drake ; foreword by Albert Einstein ; introduction by J.L. Heilbron
Notes: Originally published: Dialogue concerning the two chief world systems, Ptolemaic & Copernican. Berkeley : University of California Press, 1953
Additional Contributors: Drake, Stillman
ISBN: 037575766X
Branch Call Number: 520 G15dia 2001
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. [541]-578) and index
Subject Headings: Solar system Early works to 1800 Astronomy Early works to 1800
Topical Term: Astronomy
LCCN: 2001030842
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