Who Was Galileo

Author: Patricia Brennan Demuth
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698198852
Release Date: 2015-02-05
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Like Michelangelo, Galileo is another Renaissance great known just by his first name--a name that is synonymous with scientific achievement. Born in Pisa, Italy, in the sixteenth century, Galileo contributed to the era's great rebirth of knowledge. He invented a telescope to observe the heavens. From there, not even the sky was the limit! He turned long-held notions about the universe topsy turvy with his support of a sun-centric solar system. Patricia Brennan Demuth offers a sympathetic portrait of a brilliant man who lived in a time when speaking scientific truth to those in power was still a dangerous proposition. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Galileos Tochter

Author: Dava Sobel
Publisher: ebook Berlin Verlag
ISBN: 9783827072375
Release Date: 2010-09-11
Genre: Nature

Celeste ging bereits als junges Mädchen ins Kloster. Über hundert Briefe an den Vater sind erhalten und zeigen einen Galileo, wie wir ihn nicht kennen: voller Mut, die Wahrheiten, auf die er stieß, zu erklären. Sobel versteht es meisterlich, die Stimmen von Galileo und seiner Tochter in ihre Erzählung einzuweben. Und sie führt uns die wohl dramatischste Konfrontation von Kirche und Wissenschaft vor Augen, die es in der Geschichte gegeben hat.

Leben des Galilei

Author: Bertolt Brecht
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 9783518732403
Release Date: 2013-07-15
Genre: Fiction

Das Schauspiel Leben des Galilei wurde 1938/39 im Exil in Dänemark geschrieben. Die Zeitungen hatten die Nachricht von der Spaltung des Uran-Atoms durch den Physiker Otto Hahn und seine Mitarbeiter gebracht. »Das Leben des Galilei wird vermutlich neben der Heiligen Johanna der Schlachthöfe und dem Kaukasischen Kreidekreis und einigen Stücken Lyrik Brechts größten Anspruch auf Unsterblichkeit begründen.« W. E. Süskind

Who Was Galileo Galilei

Author: Tanya Turner
ISBN: 1986369722
Release Date: 2018-03-11

Do you know who Galileo Galilei was? Why was he referred to as the Father of Modern Science? Galileo Galilei, a man simply known as Galileo, was one of the most important people of science. He did many studies which helped in the development of astronomy, physics, mathematics, philosophy, and more. He invented his own version of a telescope that enabled him to observe the planets and stars. Galileo discovered that it was the planets that move around the sun and not the other way around which many people believed at that time. Learn more about Galileo Galilei biography for kids with "Who Was Galileo Galilei?" and discover more fascinating information about him.


Author: John L. Heilbron
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191625022
Release Date: 2010-10-14
Genre: Science

Just over four hundred years ago, in 1610, Galileo published the Siderius nuncius, or Starry Messenger, a 'hurried little masterpiece' in John Heilbron's words. Presenting to the world his remarkable observations using the recently invented telescope - of the craters of the moon, and the satellites of Jupiter, observations that forced changes to perceptions of the perfection of the heavens and the centrality of the Earth - the appearance of the little book is regarded as one of the greatest moments in the history of science. It was also a point of change in the life of Galileo himself, propelling him from professor to prophet. But this is not the biography of a mathematician. Certainly he spent the first half of his career as a professor of mathematics and has been called 'the divine mathematician'. Yet he was no more (or less) a mathematician than he was a musician, artist, writer, philosopher, or gadgeteer. This fresh lively new biography of the 'father of science' paints a rounded picture of Galileo, and places him firmly within the rich texture of late Renaissance Florence, Pisa, and Padua, amid debates on the merits of Ariosto and Tasso, and the geometry of Dante's Inferno - debates in which the young Galileo played an active role. Galileo's character and career followed complex paths, moving from the creative but cautious humanist professor to a 'knight errant, quixotic and fearless', with increasing enemies, and leading ultimately and inevitably to a clash with a pope who was a former friend.

New Perspectives on Galileo

Author: Robert E. Butts
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789400997998
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Science

The essays in this volume (except for the contribution of Dr. Le Grand) are extremely revised versions of papers originally delivered at a workshop on Galileo held in Blacksburg, Virginia in October, 1975. The meeting was organized by Professor Joseph Pitt and sponsored by the Department of Philosophy and Religion, The College of Arts and Sciences, and the Division of Research of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. The papers that follow deal with problems OIf Galileo's philosophy of science, specific and general problems connected with his methodology, and with historical and conceptual questions concerning the relationship of his work to that of contemporaries and both earlier and later scientists. New perspectives take many forms. In this book the 'newness' has, for the most part, two forms. First, in the papers by Wisan, Shea, Le Grand and Wallace (the concerns will also appear in some of the other contributions), greatly enriched historical discoveries of how Galileo's science and its method ology developed are provided. It should be stressed that these papers are attempts to recapture a deep sense of the kind of science Galileo was creating. Other papers in the volume, for example, those by McMullin, Machamer, Butts and Pitt, underscore the importance of this historical venture by discussing various aspects of the philosophical background of Galileo's thought. The historical and philosophical evaluations and analyses compliment one another.

The Galileo Case

Author: Mario D'Addio
Publisher: Gracewing Publishing
ISBN: 0852446659
Release Date: 2004-01-01
Genre: Italy

Mario d'Addio has taught the History of Political Doctrines in the Faculty of Political Science at the University of Pisa, and at the Faculty of Political Science at La Sapienza University in Rome.

Who Was Isaac Newton

Author: Janet Pascal
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9780698187252
Release Date: 2014-10-30
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Isaac Newton was always a loner, preferring to spend his time contemplating the mysteries of the universe. When the plague broke out in London in 1665 he was forced to return home from college. It was during this period of so much death, that Newton gave life to some of the most important theories in modern science, including gravity and the laws of motion.

Reason and Wonder

Author: Charles David Pruett
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9780313399190
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Religion

In this enlightening and provocative exploration, Dave Pruett sets out a revolutionary new understanding of our place in the universe, one that reconciles the rational demands of science with the deeper tugs of spirituality.

Galileo Courtier

Author: Mario Biagioli
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 9780226218977
Release Date: 2018-12-01
Genre: Science

Informed by currents in sociology, cultural anthropology, and literary theory, Galileo, Courtier is neither a biography nor a conventional history of science. In the court of the Medicis and the Vatican, Galileo fashioned both his career and his science to the demands of patronage and its complex systems of wealth, power, and prestige. Biagioli argues that Galileo's courtly role was integral to his science—the questions he chose to examine, his methods, even his conclusions. Galileo, Courtier is a fascinating cultural and social history of science highlighting the workings of power, patronage, and credibility in the development of science.