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The Resource Galileo, J. L. Heilbron

Galileo, J. L. Heilbron

Label
Galileo
Title
Galileo
Statement of responsibility
J. L. Heilbron
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Heilbron takes in the landscape of culture, learning, religion, science, theology, and politics of late Renaissance Italy to produce a richer and more rounded view of Galileo, his scientific thinking, and the company he kept
Award
Booklist Editors' Choice, 2010.
Biography type
individual biography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
382888
Cataloging source
UKM
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
Label
Galileo, J. L. Heilbron
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 389-491) and index
Contents
A Florentine education. Upbringing ; Gap years ; Character analysis -- A Tuscan Archimedes. Hell and mathematics ; Barycentric exercises ; De motu ; Galileo at 25 -- Life in the Serenissima. Settling in ; Steady state -- Galilean science. Reluctant astronomer ; Mover and shaker -- Calculated risks. Starry message ; Celestial messenger ; More rabbits from the hat ; Family affairs and former friends -- Miscalculated risks. Freelance exegetes ; Poetical interlude ; Ill omens -- Vainglory. The Pope ; The knight ; The windmill ; The tilt -- End games. Dramatis personae ; Winding up ; Last days ; The end of the affair?
Control code
642283198
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 508 p. [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780199583522
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)642283198
Label
Galileo, J. L. Heilbron
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 389-491) and index
Contents
A Florentine education. Upbringing ; Gap years ; Character analysis -- A Tuscan Archimedes. Hell and mathematics ; Barycentric exercises ; De motu ; Galileo at 25 -- Life in the Serenissima. Settling in ; Steady state -- Galilean science. Reluctant astronomer ; Mover and shaker -- Calculated risks. Starry message ; Celestial messenger ; More rabbits from the hat ; Family affairs and former friends -- Miscalculated risks. Freelance exegetes ; Poetical interlude ; Ill omens -- Vainglory. The Pope ; The knight ; The windmill ; The tilt -- End games. Dramatis personae ; Winding up ; Last days ; The end of the affair?
Control code
642283198
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xiv, 508 p. [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780199583522
Other physical details
ill. (some col.)
System control number
(OCoLC)642283198

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