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Hardcover in good condition. A few scores on dust jacket. Minor marks on front pastedown and FEP. Contents are clear. AM. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Michael Segre's elegant survey of Galileo takes a close look at the myths that have grown up around this figure of genius. Segre assesses Galileo's place in the scientific, cultural, and political communities of post-Renaissance Italy: What role did scientific experiments really play in Galileo's science? What scientific and philosophical questions did he leave unresolved for his followers to grapple with? How did his followers—scientists like Borelli and Torricelli—deal with Galileo's overshadowing presence after his death? How did Galileo's political and religious confrontations affect the course of science?
Segre's portrait of Galileo and science in the generation that followed him is accessible and stimulating to the general reader, the student, and the professional historian of science alike.
About the Author: Michael Segre teaches history of science at the Institute for the History of Science at the University of Munich.
Titel: In the Wake of Galileo
Verlag: Rutgers University Press
Buchbeschreibung Ruttgers University Press, New Brunswick (NJ) 1991, 1991. Org.-Ganzleinen mit Org.-SU. Oktav (17 x 23,5 cm). XIX, 192 S., Umschlag auf der Innenseite (von außen nicht sichtbar) mit größerem Fleck, sonst sehr gutes Exemplar. ISBN 0-8135-1700-1. - Gilt full cloth with publisher's original d/j. Octavo. xix, 192 pp., d/j soiled from the interior (not disturbing if not removed, not visible from the outside), else a near fine copy. 1001 g. Artikel-Nr. 5590-0092