Readership: General readers and popular science readers interested in the history of science.
John L. Heilbron, Department of History, University of California Berkeley
Professor John Heilbron of the University of California at Berkeley is one of the most distinguished scholars on the Scientific Revolution. He is the author of Geometry Civilized (OUP, 1998) and The Sun in the Church (Harvard, 1999), on science and religion during the 17th century.
"This is a fine book, well written and fully researched, with excellent colour plates showing mostly contemporary portraits of the principal players" - F.W Taylor, University of Oxford, Contemporary Science
"The book is perhaps most impressive for Heilbrons deep immersion in the rich context of his story, particularly the personal, social, and intellectual relations among lesser actors who are often treated as mere names while the spotlight shines on Galileo." - Michael H. Shank, Science & Education
"Heilbron has produced that rare marvel, a splendid new view of a familiar figure, a witty, absorbing, and
convincing account of the man and his epoch, destined for the wide readership Galileo himself once had." - Eileen Reeves, ISIS
1: A Florentine Education
2: A Tuscan Archimedes
3: Life in the Serenissima
4: Galilean Science
5: Calculated Risks
6: Miscalculated Risks
8: End Games