#freebooks – Galileo Galilei: A Captivating Guide to an Italian Astronomer, Physicist, and Engineer and His Impact on the History of Science

Galileo Galilei: A Captivating Guide to an Italian Astronomer, Physicist, and Engineer and His Impact on the History of Science by [History, Captivating]

Galileo Galilei

If you want to discover the captivating life of Galileo Galilei, then keep reading…

Galileo Galilei’s contributions to modern science were so fundamental to a variety of fields that even though he died almost 400 years ago, his name retains international acclaim. This 17th-century natural philosopher is often credited with the invention of the telescope thanks to his many discoveries using that specific instrument, and though he was not, in fact, its inventor, the myth still persists. Indeed, Galileo was responsible for a series of upgrades to astronomy’s brand-new tool during the early part of the 1600s, and it was largely his innovative techniques that changed a somewhat mediocre magnifying glass into a revolutionary device.

He was also the first to use his powerful telescope to look at the Moon, planets, and stars and discover just how much there truly was out there beyond the realm of ocean, land, and clouds. His observations of the solar system were the first of their kind, and they helped cement a theory that had been appearing and disappearing from European philosophy for centuries: that the Earth was not the center of the universe.

Galileo published his theories regardless of the danger and struggled to deal with the repercussions of doing so. His amazing career was characterized by a tenuous balance between publishing the truth of his discoveries and maintaining good relationships with the people in power. Like so many other great people of that age, Galileo was born not far from Florence, Italy, making him a product of the continent’s foremost trendsetter during the Renaissance and Scientific Revolution.

In Galileo Galilei: A Captivating Guide to an Italian Astronomer, Physicist, and Engineer and His Impact on the History of Science, you will discover topics such as

  • A Stargazer Is Born
  • Galileo Studies with Florentine Monks
  • The University of Pisa
  • Galileo Calculates the Location of Hell
  • Professor at the University of Pisa
  • University of Padua
  • The Catholic Inquisition
  • Kepler’s Star
  • Galileo and Johannes Kepler
  • The Starry Messenger
  • Galileo Meets Pope Paul V
  • The Inquisition Visits Again
  • Discourse on the Tides
  • A Meeting with Pope Urban VIII
  • The Assayer
  • Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems
  • Trial and Imprisonment
  • Final Work and Death
  • And much, much more!

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