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Galileo at Work: His Scientific Biography Paperback – September, 1995


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 536 pages
  • Publisher: Dover Publications (September 1995)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0486286312
  • ISBN-13: 978-0486286310
  • Product Dimensions: 8.4 x 5.4 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,981,156 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By J. Hudson on January 19, 2009
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
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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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