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Drake, Stillman

Overview
Works: 139 works in 472 publications in 5 languages and 14,067 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Sources  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Translator, Contributor, Editor, Honoree, Author of introduction, Compiler, Other, Former owner
Classifications: QB36.G2, B
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Most widely held works by Stillman Drake
Galileo by Stillman Drake ( Book )
44 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 2,588 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Galileo's scientific method was of overwhelming significance for the development of modern physics, and led to a final parting of the ways between science and philosophy." "In a startling reinterpretation of the evidence, Stillman Drake advances the hypothesis that Galileo's trial and condemnation by the Inquisition in 1633 was caused not by his defiance of the Church, but by the hostility of contemporary philosophers." "Galileo's own beautifully lucid arguments are used to show how his scientific method was utterly divorced from the Aristotelian approach to physics in that it was based on a search not for causes but for laws."--BOOK JACKET
Galileo at work : his scientific biography by Stillman Drake ( Book )
24 editions published between 1978 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Galileo Galilei : a biography and inquiry into his philosophy of science by Ludovico Geymonat ( Book )
4 editions published between 1965 and 1990 in English and held by 1,018 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dialogue concerning the two chief world systems, Ptolemaic & Copernican by Galileo Galilei ( Book )
37 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in English and held by 1,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Galileo's Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems, published in Florence in 1632, was the most proximate cause of his being brought to trial before the Inquisition. Using the dialogue form, a genre common in classical philosophical works, Galileo masterfully demonstrates the truth of the Copernicancan system over the Ptolemaic one, proving, for the first time, that the earth revolves around the Sun. It's influence is incalculable. The Dialogue is not only one of the most important scientific treatises ever written, but a work of supreme clarity and accessibility, remaining as readable now as when it was first published. This edition uses the definitive text established by the University of California Press, in Stillman Drake's translation, and includes a Foreword by Albert Einstein and a new Introduction by J.L. Heilbron
Two new sciences : including centers of gravity & force of percussion by Galileo Galilei ( Book )
16 editions published between 1974 and 1999 in English and held by 896 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Galileo studies : personality, tradition, and revolution by Stillman Drake ( Book )
12 editions published in 1970 in English and Undetermined and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Galileo : pioneer scientist by Stillman Drake ( Book )
8 editions published between 1990 and 1994 in English and Undetermined and held by 814 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Cause, experiment, and science : a Galilean dialogue, incorporating a new English translation of Galileo's "Bodies that stay atop water, or move in it" by Stillman Drake ( Book )
9 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
On motion, and On mechanics; comprising De motu (ca. 1590) by Galileo Galilei ( Book )
4 editions published between 1960 and 1980 in English and held by 667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mechanics in sixteenth-century Italy; selections from Tartaglia, Benedetti, Guido Ubaldo, & Galileo by Stillman Drake ( Book )
12 editions published between 1969 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Controversy on the comets of 1618 by Galileo Galilei ( Book )
5 editions published between 1960 and 1961 in English and held by 481 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Telescopes, tides, and tactics : a Galilean dialogue about the Starry messenger and systems of the world by Stillman Drake ( Book )
10 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discourse on bodies in water by Galileo Galilei ( Book )
14 editions published between 1960 and 2005 in English and held by 374 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Essays on Galileo and the history and philosophy of science by Stillman Drake ( Book )
15 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Nature, experiment, and the sciences : essays on Galileo and the history of science ( Book )
4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Discoveries and opinions of Galileo : including The starry messenger (1610), Letter to the Grand Duchess Christina (1615), and excerpts from Letters on sunspots (1613), The assayer (1623) by Galileo Galilei ( Book )
11 editions published between 1957 and 1990 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Directing his polemics against the pedantry of his time, Galileo, as his own popularizer, addressed his writings to contemporary laymen. His support of Copernican cosmology, against the Church's strong opposition, his development of a telescope, and his unorthodox opinions as a philosopher of science were the central concerns of his career and the subjects of four of his most important writings. Drake's introductory essay place them in their biographical and historical context
Galileo against the philosophers in his Dialogue of Cecco di Ronchitti (1605) and Considerations of Alimberto Mauri (1606) : in English translations by Galileo Galilei ( Book )
2 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Copernicus--philosophy and science : Bruno-Kepler-Galileo by Stillman Drake ( Book )
8 editions published between 1973 and 1975 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
History of free fall : Aristotle to Galileo ; with an epilogue on "Pi" in the sky by Stillman Drake ( Book )
2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mathematical collections and translations, in two tomes by Thomas Salusbury ( Book )
2 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 87 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
ドレイク, スティルマン
Languages
English (225)
Spanish (7)
Italian (4)
Malay (1)
Hebrew (1)
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