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Sidereus Nuncius, or The Sidereal Messenger
by Galileo Galilei
translated by Albert Van Helden
University of Chicago Press, 1989
eISBN: 978-0-226-27904-6 | Paper: 978-0-226-27903-9 | Cloth: 978-0-226-27902-2
Library of Congress Classification QB41.G173 1989
Dewey Decimal Classification 520

"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

"[Sidereus nunclus] has never before been made available in its entirety in a continuous form, with full notes and comment. The introduction, translation and notes by Van Helden are a splendid example of the best scholarship and fullest accessibility. . . . we can now truly get to grips with the phenomenon of Galileo and what his life and work should mean to us today."—Robert Temple, Nature

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