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Galileo Galilei

Astronomer, Inventor (15-Feb-1564 — 8-Jan-1642)


Mario Biagioli. Galileo, Courtier: The Practice of Science in the Culture of Absolutism. University of Chicago Press. 1994. 416pp.

Stillman Drake. Galileo at Work: His Scientific Biography. Dover. 2003. 560pp.

Alexandre Koyré. Études galiléennes. Paris: Hermann & Cie. 1939. (3 vols.)

Roger G. Newton. Galileo's Pendulum: From the Rhythm of Time to the Making of Matter. Harvard University Press. 2004. 153pp.

Dava Sobel (editor). Translated by Dava Sobel. Letters to Father: Suor Maria Celeste to Galileo, 1623-1633. New York: Walker & Co.. 2001. 377pp.


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  4. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  5. Encyclopaedia Britannica 11th Edition

  6. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.561)

  7. European Authors 1000-1900 (p.309)

  8. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.381)

  9. Asimov's Biographical Encyclopedia of Science and Technology (p.78)

  10. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.193)

  11. Concise Biographical Dictionary of Famous Men and Women (p.235)

  12. Hutchinson Dictionary of Scientists (p.187)

  13. Who's Who in Europe, 1450-1750 (p.125)

  14. The Hutchinson Dictionary of Ideas (p.212)

  15. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.153)

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