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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]
©2005

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 UniM ERC  520.92 GALI/ NAES    AVAILABLE
Uniform title Da jorden stod stille. English
Physical description viii, 221 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour) ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [209]-217) and index.
Contents Prologue: A Journey to Rome 1 -- Musician's Son 5 -- A Gifted Young Tuscan 8 -- To Rome and the Jesuits 11 -- A Surveyor of Inferno 14 -- Spheres from the Tower 17 -- From Pisa to Padua 20 -- Signs in the Sky 23 -- De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium 26 -- Lecturer and Designer 29 -- A Professor's Commitments 31 -- Modern Physics Is Born 33 -- A New Star in an Unchanging Sky? 37 -- Drawing Close to a Court 39 -- Balls Fall into Place 42 -- Roman Style 44 -- Tube with the Long Perspective 47 -- A New World 51 -- Jupiter's Sons 54 -- Johann Kepler, Imperial Mathematician 58 -- Several Signs in the Sky 63 -- Friendship and Power 77 -- A Dispute About Objects that Float in Water 80 -- Sun, Stand Thou Still upon Gibeon! 84 -- Letter to Castelli 88 -- "How to Go to Heaven, Not How the Heavens Go" 92 -- Foolish and Absurd in Philosophy, Formally Heretical 96 -- Hammer of the Heretics 98 -- Deaths and Omens 103 -- Comets Portend Disaster 107 -- Weighing the Words of Others on Gold Scales 111 -- A Marvellous Combination of Circumstances 116 -- War and Heresy 120 -- European Power Struggle and Roman Nephews 122 -- Old and the New 125 -- "An Advantageous Decree" 130 -- Two Wise Men - and a Third 132 -- Inquisition's Chambers 139 -- Diplomacy in the Time of the Plague 144 -- An Order from the Top 149 -- "Nor Further to Hold, Teach, or Defend It in Any Way Whatsoever" 161 -- Convinced with Reasons 165 -- "I, Galileo Galilei" 170 -- Eternity 177 -- A Death and Two New Sciences 181 -- Meeting with Infinity 187 -- "That Universe...Is Not Any Greater Than the Space I Occupy" 192.
Subject Galilei, Galileo, 1564-1642.
Astronomers -- Italy -- Biography.
Religion and science -- Italy -- History -- 17th century.
Italy -- Intellectual life -- 1559-1789.
ISBN 3540219617 (hd.bd.)