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Drake, Stillman

Overview
Works: 10 works in 50 publications in 1 language and 610 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Sources 
Roles: Author, Other, Translator
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Most widely held works by Stillman Drake
Telescopes, tides, and tactics : a Galilean dialogue about the Starry messenger and systems of the world by Stillman Drake( Book )

12 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Essays on Galileo and the history and philosophy of science by Stillman Drake( Book )

20 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Galileo at work : his scientific biography by Stillman Drake( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Galileo studies : personality, tradition, and revolution by Stillman Drake( Book )

1 edition published in 1970 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nature, experiment, and the sciences : essays on Galileo and the history of science by Trevor Harvey Levere( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays is a tribute to Stillman Drake by some of his friends and colleagues, and by others on whom his work has had a formative influence. It is difficult to know him without succumbing to his combination of discipline and enthusiasm, even in fields remote from Renaissance physics and natural philosophy; and so he should not be surprised in this volume to see emphases and methods congenial to him, even on topics as remote as Darwin or the chemical revolution. Therein lies whatever unity the discerning reader may find in this book, beyond the natural focus and coherence of the largest section, on Galileo, and the final section on Drake's collection of books, a major and now accessible resource for research in the field that he has made his own. We have chosen, as the occasion for presenting the volume to Stillman Drake, Galileo's birthday; Galileo has had more than one birthday party in Toronto since Drake came to the University of Toronto. As for the title, it reflects a shared conviction that experiment is the key to science; it is what scientists do. Drake has already asserted that emphasis in the title of his magisterial Galileo at Work, and we echo it here. Those who have had the privilege and pleasure of working and arguing with Stillman over the years know his tenacity, penetration, and vigour. They also know his generosity and humility. We owe him much
Mechanics in sixteenth-century Italy; selections from Tartaglia, Benedetti, Guido Ubaldo, & Galileo by Stillman Drake( Book )

1 edition published in 1969 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Galileo by Stillman Drake( Book )

1 edition published in 1980 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a startling reinterpretation of the evidence, Stillman Drake advances the hypothesis that Galileo's condemnation by the Inquisition 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--based on a search not for causes but for laws--was utterly divorced from the Aristotelian approach to physics. His methodology had a definitive impact on the development of modern physics, and led to a final parting of the ways between science and philosophy
Dialogue concerning the two chief world systems, Ptolemaic & Copernican by Galileo Galilei( Book )

1 edition published in 1953 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Galileo's outstanding scientific work supporting the new Copernican conception of the universe (which led to the famous trial). In the form of a conversation among characters named Salviati, Sagredo, & Simplicio
Radium : 4th Friday lecture, S. Stephen's Hall, Nov. 27th, 1903 ; Cymroderian Society of California, Jan'y. 12, 1904 by Bryant Stillman Drake( )

1 edition published in 1903 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Telescopes, tides, and tactics : a Galilean dialogue about the Starry messenger and systems of the world
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English (39)

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Essays on Galileo and the history and philosophy of scienceNature, experiment, and the sciences : essays on Galileo and the history of science