Galileo’s Telescope: A European Story
by Franco Giudice, Massimo Bucciantini and Michele Camerota, translated by Catherine Bolton
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“I’ve chosen this book because, first of all, it’s the combinatorial power of three really good Galileo scholars, who’ve thought long and hard about different aspects of Galileo’s work and his world…What I especially like is that it’s a real time story of the history of the telescope, which we don’t often get. What they decided to do was watch it unfolding like a news episode…It’s not a story that starts with Galileo and it’s certainly not a story that ends with Galileo.” Read more...
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