Springer Biographies

Galileo Galilei

At the Threshold of the Scientific Age

Authors: Osterhage, Wolfgang

  • Describes Galileo's work in the light of prevailing world views
  • Details Galileo's enduring influence on modern science
  • Explores the threshold between medieval and modern thinking
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About this book

This new scientific biography explores the influences on, and of, Galileo’s exceptional work, thereby revealing novel connections with the worldviews of his age and beyond.

Galileo Galilei's contribution to science is unquestionable. And his conflict with the church establishment of his time is no less famous. In this book, authored by a physicist and history scholar, Galileo's life and work are described against a backdrop of the prior scientific state of the art in his various fields of achievement. Particular emphasis is placed on Galileo's vision of the world in relation to historic and also future cosmological models. The impact of his discoveries and theories for the later development of physics and astronomy is a further focus of the narrative.

About the authors

Wolfgang Osterhage, born in 1948, holds PhDs in Physics and Information Science. He has worked as consultant to international organisations and corporations, and as lecturer and visiting professor at various institutes in Germany. Now, after many years of professional activity in other countries, he lives and works in the Rhineland as an independent author.


Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Osterhage, Wolfgang W.

    Pages 1-6

  • Time and Space (1564–1642)

    Osterhage, Wolfgang W.

    Pages 7-15

  • Early Years (1564–1588)

    Osterhage, Wolfgang W.

    Pages 17-25

  • Pisa—Gravitational Experiments (1589–1592)

    Osterhage, Wolfgang W.

    Pages 27-38

  • Padua—Important Steps in Astronomy (1592–1610)

    Osterhage, Wolfgang W.

    Pages 39-49

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eBook $59.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-319-91779-5
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  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $74.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-91778-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Galileo Galilei
Book Subtitle
At the Threshold of the Scientific Age
Authors
Series Title
Springer Biographies
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-91779-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-91779-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-91778-8
Series ISSN
2365-0613
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 156
Number of Illustrations and Tables
15 b/w illustrations, 15 illustrations in colour
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