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"If I were again beginning my studies, I would follow the advice of Plato and start with mathematics." -- 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
Alcuni Scritti Inediti Di Galileo Galilei Tratti Dai Manoscritti Della Biblioteca Nazionale Di Firenze
Carta a Cristina de Lorena / Letter to The Grand Christina Y otros textos sobre ciencia y religion/ And Other Texts of Science and Religion
Carta a Cristina De Lorena Y Otros Textos Sobre Ciencia Y Religion
Carta a Cristina De Lorena Y Otros Textos Sobre Ciencia Y Religion [Alianza Universidad - Spanish Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9788420624891
ISBN-10: 8420624896
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Nonfiction, Science & Math
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Cartas del senor Galileo Galilei academico linceo escritas a Benedetto Castelli y a la senora Cristina de Lorena Gran Duquesa de Toscana
Dialogo sobre los dos maximos sistemas del mundo Ptolemaico y Copernicano / Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems Ptolemaic and Copernican
Dialogo sobre los dos maximos sistemas del mundo ptolemaico y copernicano
Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems Ptolemaic and Copernican
Dialogue sur les deux grands systmes du monde
Dialogue Sur Les Deux Grands Systmes Du Monde (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9782020416351
ISBN-10: 2020416352
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Dialogues Concerninc Two New Sciences
Dialogues Concerninc Two New Sciences (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781153376051
ISBN-10: 1153376059
Genre: Science & Math
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Dialogues concerning two new sciences
Dialogues Concerning Two New Sciences (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780217826655
ISBN-10: 0217826652
Genre: Science & Math
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Discourse on Bodies in Water
Discourse on Bodies in Water [Phoenix Edition] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780486446424
ISBN-10: 0486446425
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Discoveries and Opinions of Galileo
Discoveries and Opinions of Galileo (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780385092395
ISBN-10: 0385092393
Genres: Nonfiction, Science & Math, Engineering & Transportation
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The Essential Galileo
The Essential Galileo (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780872209374
ISBN-10: 0872209377
Genres: History, Reference, Science & Math, Politics & Social Sciences
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Galilaei Galilaei Lyncei Academiae Pisanae Mathematici
Galilaei Galilaei Lyncei Academiae Pisanae Mathematici [1641 - Latin Edition] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781104645687
ISBN-10: 1104645688
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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Galileo on the World Systems A New Abridged Translation and Guide
Galileo Prose Scelte a Mostrare il Metodo di lui la Dottrina lo Stile
Galileo's Early Notebooks The Physical Questions A Translation from the Latin with Historical and Paleographical Commentary
Galileo's Sidereus Nuncius Or a Sidereal Message
Galileo's Sidereus Nuncius or a Sidereal Message (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780881353754
ISBN-10: 0881353752
Genre: Science & Math
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I documenti del processo di Galileo Galilei
I Documenti Del Processo Di Galileo Galilei [Pontificiae Academiae Scientiarum scripta varia - Italian Edition] (Other)
ISBN-13: 9788885042117
ISBN-10: 8885042112
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Il saggiatore
Il Saggiatore (Other)
ISBN-13: 9788807820366
ISBN-10: 8807820366
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La gaceta sideral / The Gazette Sidereal Conversacion Con El Mensajero Sideral
Lettere Teologiche [L'anima del mondo] (Other)
On Motion and on Mechanics Comprising De Motu and Le Meccaniche [ca. 1590 - ca. 1600 - Publications in Medieval Science] (Hardcover)