UNIV OF CHICAGO PR: March 2012
"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
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