Sidereus Nuncius, or The Sidereal Messenger

Galileo Galilei

Sidereus Nuncius, or The Sidereal Messenger
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Galileo Galilei

Translated with an Introduction, Conclusion, and Notes by Albert Van Helden
135 pages | 7 halftones, 73 line drawings | 6 x 8 | © 1989
Paper $15.00 ISBN: 9780226279039 Published April 1989
E-book $7.00 to $15.00 About E-books ISBN: 9780226279046 Published May 2008
"This fine translation is a god-send. . . . Surely you want to read what Galileo wrote. If so buy this book. Van Helden's introduction is scholarly; no one knows more about Galileo's telescope; the translation is superb; Van Helden's review of the reception of the Sidereal Messenger is profound; the bibliography is extensive. What more can I say?"—David W. Hughes, The Observatory

"[Sidereus nunclus] has never before been made available in its entirety in a continuous form, with full notes and comment. The introduction, translation and notes by Van Helden are a splendid example of the best scholarship and fullest accessibility. . . . we can now truly get to grips with the phenomenon of Galileo and what his life and work should mean to us today."—Robert Temple, Nature
Sidereus Nuncius
Conclusion: The Reception of Sidereus Nuncius
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