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The Resource Galileo's telescope : a European story, Massimo Bucciantini, Michele Camerota, Franco Giudice ; translation by Catherine Bolton

Galileo's telescope : a European story, Massimo Bucciantini, Michele Camerota, Franco Giudice ; translation by Catherine Bolton

Label
Galileo's telescope : a European story
Title
Galileo's telescope
Title remainder
a European story
Statement of responsibility
Massimo Bucciantini, Michele Camerota, Franco Giudice ; translation by Catherine Bolton
Title variation
Galileos telescope
Title variation remainder
a European story
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Contributor
Subject
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Language
  • eng
  • ita
  • eng
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Summary
Bucciantini, Camerota, and Giudice offer this narrative history of the telescope and Galileo?s revolutionary use of it. They reference historical letters and documents to trace the invention of the telescope and the beginning of Galileo?s interest in it. The story quickly turns to the building of his own telescope, his groundbreaking observation of the moons of Jupiter, and the immediate flurry of interest in these discoveries across Europe, including quick bursts of scientific and political correspondence on astronomical matters. The circulation of telescopes, letters, and arguments to England, France, and finally back to Italy is traced, culminating in Galileo?s intellectual triumph in defending his newly discovered facts, year of improved telescope-construction and further study, and final fall under political-religious pressure against heliocentrism. Annotation ©2015 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
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10408864
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DLC
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Bucciantini, Massimo
Dewey number
522/.209409031
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Camerota, Michele
  • Giudice, Franco
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True
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  • Telescopes
  • Astronomical instruments
  • Galilei, Galileo
  • Astronomy
  • Galilei, Galileo
  • Astronomical instruments
  • Astronomy
  • Telescopes
  • Europe
  • Telescopen
  • Instrumenten
Target audience
adult
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a European story
Label
Galileo's telescope : a European story, Massimo Bucciantini, Michele Camerota, Franco Giudice ; translation by Catherine Bolton
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-326) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- From the Low Countries -- The Venetian archipelago -- Breaking news : lenses and envelopes -- In a flash -- Peregrinations -- The battle of Prague -- Across the English Channel : poets, philosophers, and astronomers -- Setting out to conquer France -- Milan : at the court of "King" Federico -- The dark skies of Florence -- Roman mission -- In motion : Portugal, India, China -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn890377518
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 340 pages
Isbn
9780674736917
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014033443
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)890377518
Label
Galileo's telescope : a European story, Massimo Bucciantini, Michele Camerota, Franco Giudice ; translation by Catherine Bolton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-326) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue -- From the Low Countries -- The Venetian archipelago -- Breaking news : lenses and envelopes -- In a flash -- Peregrinations -- The battle of Prague -- Across the English Channel : poets, philosophers, and astronomers -- Setting out to conquer France -- Milan : at the court of "King" Federico -- The dark skies of Florence -- Roman mission -- In motion : Portugal, India, China -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn890377518
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
x, 340 pages
Isbn
9780674736917
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2014033443
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)890377518

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