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Author Næss, Atle, 1949-

Title Galileo Galilei, when the world stood still / Atle Næss ; [translator, James Anderson]
Published Berlin ; New York : Springer, ©2005

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Description 1 online resource (viii, 221 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color)
Contents Front Matter; Prologue: A Journey to Rome; The Musician's Son; Signs in the Sky; A New World; Friendship and Power; Deaths and Omens; The Inquisition's Chambers; Eternity; Epilogue; Postscript; Back Matter
Summary "The mathematician and physicist Galileo Galilei is one of the most famous scientists of all time. The story of his life and the age in which he lived, of his epoch-making experiments and discoveries, of his stubbornness and pride, of his patrons in the house of Medici, of his enemies and friends in their struggle for truth - all is brought to life in this book." "Atle Naess has written an account of one of the great figures in European history. For this biography he was awarded the Brage Prize, the most prestigious literary prize in Norway."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-217) and index
Notes English
In Springer eBooks
Subject Galilei, Galileo, 1564-1642.
Galilei, Galileo, 1564-1642.
Galilei, Galileo, 1564-1642.
Astronomers -- Italy -- Biography
Religion and science -- Italy -- History -- 17th century
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Science & Technology.
SCIENCE -- Astronomy.
Religion and science -- Italy -- History -- 17th century.
Astronomers -- Italy.
Astronomers.
Intellectual life.
Religion and science.
Sterrenkunde.
Astronomia (história)
Astrônomos (biografia histórica)
Italy -- Intellectual life -- 1559-1789.
Italy -- Intellectual life -- 1559-1789.
Italy.
Genre/Form Electronic books
Biographies.
History.
Biographies.
Biographies.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2004114622
ISBN 3540219617
9783540219613
354027054X
9783540270546
128046108X
9781280461088
6610461082
9786610461080
Other Titles Da jorden stod stille. English