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The Stars of Galileo Galilei and the Universal Knowledge of Athanasius Kircher (Astrophysics and Space Science Library)

The Stars of Galileo Galilei and the Universal Knowledge of Athanasius Kircher (Astrophysics and Space Science Library)

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  • ISBN-13: 9783319375571
  • Publisher: Springer
  • Release Date: Oct 14, 2016
  • Edition: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2014
  • Pages: 178 pages
  • Dimensions: 0.44 x 9.25 x 6.1 inches

Overview

This book traces the careers of Athanasius Kircher and Galileo Galilei, reviewing Kircher's work translating hieroglyphs, developing sundials and even preceding Darwin in suggesting that animal species evolve, and Galileo's on scales, telescopes and sun spots.

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