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Shea, William R.

Overview
Works: 101 works in 273 publications in 3 languages and 9,045 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Conference proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction, Other, Publishing director
Classifications: QB36.G2, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by William R Shea
Galileo in Rome : the rise and fall of a troublesome genius by William R Shea ( Book )
19 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 1,978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The book offers a fascinating account of the six trips Galileo made to Rome, from his first visit at age 23, as an unemployed mathematician, to his final fateful journey to face the Inquisition. The authors reveal why the theory that the Earth revolves around the Sun, set forth in Galileo's Dialogue, stirred a hornet's nest of theological issues, and they argue that, despite these issues, the Church might have accepted Copernicus if there had been solid proof. More interesting, they show how Galileo dug his own grave. To get the imprimatur, he brought political pressure to bear on the Roman Censor. He disobeyed a Church order not to teach the heliocentric theory. And he had a character named Simplicio (which in Italian sounds like simpleton) raise the same objections to heliocentrism that the Pope had raised with Galileo. The authors show that throughout the trial, until the final sentence and abjuration, the Church treated Galileo with great deference, and once he was declared guilty commuted his sentence to house arrest."--BOOK JACKET
Reason, experiment, and mysticism in the scientific revolution ( Book )
14 editions published between 1975 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 810 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rutherford and physics at the turn of the century ( Book )
12 editions published between 1978 and 1979 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The magic of numbers and motion : the scientific career of René Descartes by William R Shea ( Book )
9 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Galileo's intellectual revolution : middle period, 1610-1632 by William R Shea ( Book )
7 editions published between 1972 and 1977 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Otto Hahn and the rise of nuclear physics by William R Shea ( Book )
9 editions published in 1983 in English and Dutch and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Designing experiments & games of chance : the unconventional science of Blaise Pascal by William R Shea ( Book )
6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nature, experiment, and the sciences : essays on Galileo and the history of science by Trevor Harvey Levere ( Book )
13 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 351 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Persuading science : the art of scientific rhetoric ( Book )
7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Scientists and their responsibility ( Book )
7 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Galileo's intellectual revolution by William R Shea ( Book )
4 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 291 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Galileo's Sidereus nuncius, or, A sidereal message by Galileo Galilei ( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An instrument can change the world and compel us to rethink our place in the universe.The telescope did just this, but only when it was used by Galileo, whose eye was prepared to see new things and whose hand was able to depict what he saw. It was not only because Galileo was a gifted and persistent observer, but also because he was an exceptional draughtsman that he was able to discover what others had failed to see or lacked the ability to record
Values and the quality of life by William R Shea ( Book )
5 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nature mathematized : historical and philosophical case studies in classical modern natural philosophy by William R Shea ( Book )
4 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Revolutions in science : their meaning and relevance ( Book )
9 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Galileo observed : science and the politics of belief by William R Shea ( Book )
4 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Energy needs in the year 2000 : ethical and environmental perspectives ( Book )
3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Basic issues in the philosophy of science ( Book )
5 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contemporary issues in political philosophy ( Book )
4 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selected writings by Galileo Galilei ( Book )
3 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Shea, W.R., 1937-
Shea, William 1937-
Shea William 1938?-....
Shea, William Rene 1937-
シーア, W
シーア, ウィリアム R
シエイ, W. R
Languages
English (144)
Italian (1)
Dutch (1)
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