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Giordano Bruno Galileo: His Life and Work


IT is a remarkably opportune coincidence that these two volumes, dealing as they do with the lives of two pioneers of science of the Italy of three hundred years ago, should have appeared almost simultaneously. Each book would be interesting in itself, but when taken together the lives of Bruno and Galileo afford us a striking insight into the state of scientific knowledge at the commencement of the seventeenth century, the great advances made by the philosopher and the physicist, each working on independent lines, the opposition which their labours aroused and the manner in which that opposition was affected by the character of the new ideas which they propounded

Giordano Bruno.

By J. Lewis McIntyre Pp. xvi + 365. (London: Macmillan and Co., Ltd., 1903.) Price 10s. net.

Galileo: His Life and Work.

By J. J. Fahie Pp. xvi + 451; with 27 illustrations. (London: John Murray, 1903.) Price 16s. net.

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BRYAN, G. Giordano Bruno Galileo: His Life and Work . Nature 69, 505–507 (1904).

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