Galileo on the World Systems: A New Abridged Translation and Guide
University of California Press
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Galileo's 1632 book, Dialogue on the Two Chief World Systems, Ptolemaic and Copernican, comes alive for twentieth-century readers thanks to Maurice Finocchiaro's brilliant new translation and presentation. Condemned by the Inquisition for its heretical proposition that the earth revolves around the sun, Galileo's masterpiece takes the form of a debate, divided into four "days," among three highly articulate gentlemen.
Finocchiaro, M. A.
Galileo on the World Systems: A New Abridged Translation and Guide.
Berkeley, CA: University of California Press.