Galileo Galilei: Technicians Oust Metaphysicians

  • Pierre Connes
  • James Lequeux
Part of the Historical & Cultural Astronomy book series (HCA)


Me thinkes my diligent Galileo hath done more in his three-fold discoverie then Magellane in openinge the streightes to the South Sea, or the dutch men that were eaten by beares in Nova Zembla. I am sure with more ease and saftie to him selfe, and more pleasure to mee.


Ancient Authors

  1. Campanella, T. (1616, edited in 1622) Apologia pro Galileo, Francfort; translated by Grant Mc Colley (1937) as The Defense of Galileo, Smith College Studies in History, XXII, 3–4, April–July 1937.Google Scholar
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Historians and Modern Authors

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pierre Connes
    • 1
  • James Lequeux
    • 2
  1. 1.OrsayFrance
  2. 2.AntonyFrance

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