Dialogues Concerning Two New Sciences (On the Shoulders of Giants Series)
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Dialogues Concerning Two New Sciences (On the Shoulders of Giants Series)

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This is the standard translation of one of the greatest single works by one of Western science's greatest single men, the Renaissance physicist Galileo Galilei. Written near the end of his life, the book had to be published abroad and led to Galileo's condemnation. But he nevertheless considered it to be "superior to everything else of mine published."

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Paperback, 230 pages
Published January 1st 2005 by Perseus Publishing (first published 1638)
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A review of all of the learning of his youth, he writes this as a dialogue between three scientific explorers playing the role of teacher, experimenter, and student. He covers a lot of content in relatively few pages. More than anything else here, we see the process of the curious mind discovering physical truth incrementally through experimentation. Consider the humorous example of he and his friend convincing themselves that light probably is instantaneous as a result of their distant lantern...more
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One of the recommended "great" books.
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High recommendation to those that are curious to how science and mostly mechanics and engineering came to be what they are today.

A profound insight in Galileo's thoughts and the general way of thinking of that era, where science was still highly connected with philosophy.
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Galileo Galilei was a Tuscan (Italian) physicist, mathematician, astronomer, and philosopher who played a major role in the Scientific Revolution. His achievements include improvements to the telescope and consequent astronomical observations, and support for Copernicanism. Galileo has been called the "father of modern observational astronomy", the "father of modern physics", the "father of scienc...more
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