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Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems
Written by Galileo, Translated by Drake Stillman, Foreword by Albert Einstein, Introduction by John Heilbron
Modern Library | Trade Paperback | October 2001
$17.00/21.00(Canada) | 978-0-375-75766-2 (0-375-75766-X)

Galileo’s Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems, published in Florence in 1632, was the most proximate cause of his being brought to trial before the Inquisition. Using the dialogue form, a genre common in classical philosophical works, Galileo masterfully demonstrates the truth of the Copernican system over the Ptolemaic one... Read more






Discoveries and Opinions of Galileo
Written by Galileo, Translated by Drake Stillman, Introduction by Drake Stillman, Noted by Drake Stillman
Anchor | Trade Paperback | April 1957
$15.00/18.00(Canada) | 978-0-385-09239-5 (0-385-09239-3)

Directing his polemics against the pedantry of his time, Galileo, as his own popularizer, addressed his writings to contemporary laymen. His support of Copernican cosmology, against the Church's strong opposition, his development of a telescope, and his unorthodox opinions as a philosopher of science were the central concerns of his career... Read more





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