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"The Milky Way is nothing else but a mass of innumerable stars planted together in clusters." -- Galileo Galilei
Galileo Galilei (; 15 February 1564 — 8 January 1642) was an Italian physicist, mathematician, astronomer and philosopher who played a major role in the Scientific Revolution. His achievements include improvements to the telescope and consequent astronomical observations, and support for Copernicanism. Galileo has been called the "father of modern observational astronomy," (page 217) the "father of modern physics," the "father of science," and "the Father of Modern Science." Stephen Hawking says, "Galileo, perhaps more than any other single person, was responsible for the birth of modern science."

The motion of uniformly accelerated objects, taught in nearly all high school and introductory college physics courses, was studied by Galileo as the subject of kinematics. His contributions to observational astronomy include the telescopic confirmation of the phases of Venus, the discovery of the four largest satellites of Jupiter (named the Galilean moons in his honour), and the observation and analysis of sunspots. Galileo also worked in applied science and technology, inventing an improved military compass and other instruments.

Galileo's championing of Copernicanism was controversial within his lifetime, when a large majority of philosophers and astronomers still subscribed to the geocentric view that the Earth is at the centre of the universe. After 1610, when he began publicly supporting the heliocentric view, which placed the Sun at the centre of the universe, he met with bitter opposition from some philosophers and clerics, and two of the latter eventually denounced him to the Roman Inquisition early in 1615. In February 1616, although he had been cleared of any offence, the Catholic Church nevertheless condemned heliocentrism as "false and contrary to Scripture", and Galileo was warned to abandon his support for it—which he promised to do. When he later defended his views in his most famous work, Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems, published in 1632, he was tried by the Inquisition, found "vehemently suspect of heresy," forced to recant, and spent the rest of his life under house arrest.

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Total Books: 88
Sidereus Nuncius or The Sidereal Messenger
2015 - Sidereus Nuncius or the Sidereal Messenger (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780226320090
ISBN-10: 022632009X
Genres: History, Science & Math, Engineering & Transportation
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Dialogues Concerning Two New Sciences
2013 - Dialogues Concerning Two New Sciences (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781230200545
ISBN-10: 1230200541
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science & Math
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Dialogo sobre los dos maximos sistemas del mundo ptolemaico y copernicano
2011 - Dialogo Sobre Los Dos Maximos Sistemas Del Mundo Ptolemaico Y Copernicano [Spanish Edition] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9788420653495
ISBN-10: 8420653497
Genres: Science & Math, Politics & Social Sciences
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On Sunspots
2010 - On Sunspots (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780226707150
ISBN-10: 0226707156
Genre: Science & Math
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Opere Di Galileo Galilei Nobile Fiorentino
2010 - Opere Di Galileo Galilei Nobile Fiorentino [Italian Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781143282775
ISBN-10: 1143282779
Genre: Nonfiction
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Opere Di Galileo Galilei
2010 - Opere Di Galileo Galilei [Italian Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781143371929
ISBN-10: 1143371925
Genre: Nonfiction
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Le Opere Di Galileo Galilei Volume 5
2010 - Le Opere Di Galileo Galilei Volume 5 [Latin Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781143573125
ISBN-10: 1143573129
Genre: Nonfiction
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Dialogues Concerninc Two New Sciences
2010 - Dialogues Concerninc Two New Sciences (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781153376051
ISBN-10: 1153376059
Genre: Science & Math
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Le Opere Di Galileo Galilei Volume 2
2010 - Le Opere Di Galileo Galilei Volume 2 [Latin Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781142007249
ISBN-10: 1142007243
Genre: Nonfiction
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Le Opere Di Galileo Galilei Volume 11
2010 - Le Opere Di Galileo Galilei Volume 11 [Latin Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781142169039
ISBN-10: 1142169030
Genre: Nonfiction
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Studi Sulla Divina Commedia
2010 - Studi Sulla Divina Commedia [Italian Edition] (Paperback)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9781142555450
ISBN-10: 1142555453
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Private Life of Galileo
2010 - The Private Life of Galileo (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781142626792
ISBN-10: 1142626792
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The Sidereal Messenger of Galileo Galilei And a Part of the Preface to Kepler's Dioptrics Containing the Original Account of Galileo's
Two New Ciences
2010 - Two New Ciences (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781153193313
ISBN-10: 1153193310
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Alcuni Scritti Inediti Di Galileo Galilei Tratti Dai Manoscritti Della Biblioteca Nazionale Di Firenze
2010 - Alcuni Scritti Inediti Di Galileo Galilei Tratti Dai Manoscritti Della Biblioteca Nazionale Di Firenze [Italian Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781142979331
ISBN-10: 1142979334
Genre: Nonfiction
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The Sidereal Messenger of Galileo Galilei and a Part of the Preface to Kepler's Dioptrics a Tr With Notes by Es Carlos
Galileo's Sidereus Nuncius Or a Sidereal Message
2009 - Galileo's Sidereus Nuncius or a Sidereal Message (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780881353754
ISBN-10: 0881353752
Genre: Science & Math
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Lyncei Academiarum Pisanae Ac Patavinae Philosophi Ac Mathematici Summi Systema Cosmicum
2009 - Lyncei Academiarum Pisanae Ac Patavinae Philosophi Ac Mathematici Summi Systema Cosmicum [1700 - Latin Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781104882563
ISBN-10: 1104882566
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Lettera Del Signor Galileo Galilei Accademico Linceo Scritta Alla Granduchessa Di Toscana
2009 - Lettera Del Signor Galileo Galilei Accademico Linceo Scritta Alla Granduchessa Di Toscana [1710 - Italian Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781104779078
ISBN-10: 1104779072
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Galileo Prose Scelte a Mostrare il Metodo di lui la Dottrina lo Stile
2009 - Galileo Prose Scelte a Mostrare Il Metodo Di Lui La Dottrina Lo Stile (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781113081858
ISBN-10: 1113081856
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Galilaei Galilaei Lyncei Academiae Pisanae Mathematici
2009 - Galilaei Galilaei Lyncei Academiae Pisanae Mathematici [1641 - Latin Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781104645687
ISBN-10: 1104645688
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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2008 - Lettere (Paperback)
2005 - Discourse on Bodies in Water [Phoenix Edition] (Hardcover)
2005 - Opere (Other)
1994 - Carta a Cristina De Lorena Y Otros Textos Sobre Ciencia Y Religion [Alianza Universidad - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
1978 - Operations of the Geometric and Military Compass 1606 [Dibner Library Publication, N0 1] (Paperback)
On Motion and on Mechanics Comprising De Motu and Le Meccaniche [ca. 1590 - ca. 1600 - Publications in Medieval Science] (Hardcover)
Lettere Teologiche [L'anima del mondo] (Other)
I Documenti Del Processo Di Galileo Galilei [Pontificiae Academiae Scientiarum scripta varia - Italian Edition] (Other)