Readings

READINGS
Topic: Galileo Motion

Galileo. “Introductions by J. L. Heilbron.” In Dialogue Concerning the Two World Systems. New York, NY: Modern Library, 2001. ISBN: 9780375757662.

Excerpts from Day 1 and Day 2

Galileo. Dialogue Concerning the Two World Systems. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1967, pp. 24-25, 126-167, 175-186, 230-23, and day 4 dialogue and figures.

Settle, Thomas B. “An Experiment in the History of Science;: With a Simple but Ingenious Device Galileo Could Obtain Relatively Precise Time Measurements.” Science 133, no. 3445 (1961): 19-23.

Galileo. On Motion and On Mechanics, Comprising De Motu (ca. 1590) and Le Meccaniche (ca. 1600) (Publications in Medieval Science). Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 1960, chapters 1-23. ISBN: 9780299020309.

———. Two New Sciences. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 1974, Sections 140-141.

Galileo. Dialogue Concerning the Two World Systems.
[A condensed, shortened version of Drake’s translation of Galileo’s dialogue.]

English translation, Galileo’s Two New Sciences Complete
[Galileo’s complete 1638 book on motion, in a web form, English translation of 1914.]

Aris, Rutherford, et al. Springs of Scientific Creativity. Minneapolis, MN: University of Minnesota Press, 1983, chapter 1. ISBN: 9780816668304.

McMullin, Ernan. Galileo: Man of Science. New York, NY: Basic Books, Inc., 1967, chapter 15.

Settle, Thomas. “Galileo’s Experimental Research.” Berlin: Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, 1996.

Topic: Sunspots

Blackwell, Richard J. Galileo, Bellarmine, and the Bible. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 1991, chapter 6. ISBN: 9780268010270.

———. Behind the Scenes at Galileo’s Trial: Including the First English Translation of Melchior Inchofer’s Tractatus syllepticus. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2008, chapter 4. ISBN: 9780268022105.

Galilei, Galileo. “Letters on Sunspots.” In Discoveries and Opinions of Galileo. Harpswell, ME: Anchor, 1957. ISBN: 9780385092395.

Topic: Powers of Ten

Boeke, Kees. Cosmic view: The universe in 40 jumps. New York, NY: J. Day, 1957.

Cavicchi, Elizabeth. “Witness Account of Solar Microscope Projections: Collective Acts Integrating Across Personal Memory and History.” British Journal for the History of Science 41 (2008): 369-383.

Morrison, Philip, and Phylis Morrison. The Ring of Truth: An Inquiry into How We Know What We Know. New York, NY: Random House, 1987. ISBN: 9780394556635.

conspiersacy. ““The Ring of Truth: Atoms” featuring Julia Child.” February 02, 2007. YouTube. Accessed May 2, 2008. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iw-cZhTISBk

chickan. ““The Ring of Truth: Atoms” featuring Julia Child part 2.” December 31, 2008. YouTube. Accessed May 2, 2008. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJ-mVHoosdI

Morrison Philip, Morrison Phylis, and the Office of Charles and Ray Eames. Powers of Ten: About the Relative Size of Things in the Universe. New York, NY: Scientific American Books, 1982. ISBN: 9780716714095.

Topic: Galileo Instruments

McMullin, Ernan. Galileo: Man of Science. New York, NY: Basic Books, Inc., 1967, chapter 13.

Galileo’s compass. Drake’s translated text.
[Florence museum website presentation of Galileo’s compass, texts, and its uses.]

Galileo. Operations of the Geometric and Military Compass, 1606. Washington, DC: Smithsonian Inst Pr, 1978. ISBN: 9780874743838.

Galileo. Sidereus Nuncius. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1989, pp. 34-87. ISBN: 9780226279039.

Kepler, Johannes. Kepler’s Conversation with Galileo’s Sidereal Messenger. First Complete Translation, With an Introduction and Notes, by Edward Rosen. The Sources of Science, No. 5. New York, NY: Johnson Reprint Corp., 1965, pp. 9-25.

Biagioli, Mario. Galileo’s Instruments of Credit: Telescopes, Images, Secrecy. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 2006, chapter 2. ISBN: 9780226045610.

Cavicchi, Elizabeth. “Painting the Moon.” Sky & Telescope (1991): 313-315.

Topic: Galileo Biography

Sobel, Dava. Galileo’s Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Scienc: A Historial Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love. New York, NY: Penguin, 2000, chapters I-VIII and XXI - XXIV. ISBN: 9780140280555.

McMullin, Ernan. Galileo: Man of Science. New York, NY: Basic Books, Inc., 1967, chapter 2.

Topic: Galileo Sound
Galileo. Excerpts from The Assayer In Discoveries and Opinions of Galileo. Harpswell, ME: Anchor Publishing, 1957. ISBN: 9780385092395.

Galilei, Vincenzo. Dialogue on Ancient and Modern Music (Music Theory Translation Series). New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2003. ISBN: 9780300090451.

Topic: Early Telescope and Spectacles

Pelling, Nick. “Who Invented the Telescope?” History Today 58, no. 10 (2008): 26-31.

Willach, Rolf. The Long Route to the Invention of the Telescope (Transactions of the American Philosophical Society). Philadelphia, PA: American Philosophical Society, 2008, chapters 1 - 11. ISBN: 9781606189856.

Helden, Albert Van. “The Invention of the Telescope.” Transactions of the American Philosophical Society 67, no. 4 (1977): 1-67.

Topic: Brecht’s Galileo

Brecht, Bertolt. “Forward, Introduction, Scenes 1-6.” In Life of Galileo. New York, NY: Penguin Classics, 2008. ISBN: 9780143105381.

———. “Introduction.” In Galileo. New York, NY: Grove Press, 1994. ISBN: 9780802130594.

Topic: Galileo Affair - Politics

Blackwell, Richard J. “The Legal Case at Galileo’s Trial: Impasse and Perfidy.” In Behind the Scenes at Galileo’s Trial. Notre Dame, IN: University of Notre Dame Press, 2008. ISBN: 9780268022105.

Biagioli, Mario. Galileo, Courtier: The Practice of Science in the Culture of Absolutism (Science and Its Conceptual Foundations series. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press, 1994, chapter 6. ISBN: 9780226045603.

Finocchiaro, Maurice A. The Galileo Affair: A Documentary History (California Studies in the History of Science). Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 1989, chapter IX. ISBN: 9780520066625.

———. Retrying Galileo, 1633-1992. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press, 2007, chapters 3, 9, and 17. ISBN: 9780520253872.

Topic: Educational Readings

Cavicchi, Elizabeth. “Perspectives on Science.” Perspectives on Science 14, no. 1 (2006): 66-96.

———. “Experimenting with Magnetism: Ways of Learning of Joann and Faraday.” Am J Phys 65, no. 9 (1997): 867-882.

———. “Charles Grafton Page’s Experiment with a Spiral Conductor.” Technology and Culture 49, no. 4 (2008): 1097-3729.

———. “Reflections on the Teaching of Gerbert of Aurillac.” In Orbe Novus. Edited by C. Sigismondi. Rome, Italy: Universitalia, 2010, pp. 7-21. (PDF - 4.3MB)

———. “Activity inspired by Medieval Observers with Tubes.” In Orbe Novus. Edited by C. Sigismondi. Rome, Italy: Universitalia, 2010, pp. 22-39. (PDF - 4.3MB)

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