Galileos Dream Book PDF, EPUB Download & Read Online Free

Galileo's Dream

Galileo's Dream

Author: Kim Stanley Robinson
Publisher: Spectra
ISBN: 0345519663
Pages: 544
Year: 2009-12-29
At the heart of a provocative narrative that stretches from Renaissance Italy to the moons of Jupiter is the father of modern science: Galileo Galilei. To the inhabitants of the Jovian moons, Galileo is a revered figure whose actions will influence the subsequent history of the human race. From the summit of their distant future, a charismatic renegade named Ganymede travels to the past to bring Galileo forward in an attempt to alter history and ensure the ascendancy of science over religion. And if that means Galileo must be burned at the stake, so be it. From Galileo’s heresy trial to the politics of far-future Jupiter, Kim Stanley Robinson illuminates the parallels between a distant past and an even more remote future—in the process celebrating the human spirit and calling into question the convenient truths of our own moment in time.
Galileo's Dream

Galileo's Dream

Author: Kim Stanley Robinson
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007260326
Pages: 578
Year: 2010-08-01
The author of the Mars trilogy brings us the story of the incredible life of Galileo. But there's a twist. He is contacted by people from the year 3020 who bring him to their time to help them deal with a mysterious intelligence living on Jupiter's moon, Europa.
Galileo’s Dream

Galileo’s Dream

Author: Kim Stanley Robinson
Publisher: HarperCollins UK
ISBN: 0007341490
Pages: 592
Year: 2009-08-06
The dazzling novel from the acclaimed author of the groundbreaking MARS trilogy follows Galileo on an amazing journey from the dawn of the modern world to a future on the verge of a completely new scientific breakthrough.
Galileo's Dream of an Earth's Twin

Galileo's Dream of an Earth's Twin

Author: Phillip Saiz
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1493691341
Pages: 442
Year: 2013-11
Jones is a young black teenager with big hoop dreams. However, his dreams begin to fade into a dismal reality when his prized basketball is stolen by a couple of street-punks who quickly sell it to an unscrupulous pawnbroker. Determined to get it back, with the help of his two best friends, Izzie and Travis, they plan a fool-proof heist of the pawn shop. A passing police car spots them breaking in. Jones is caught and sent to jail, earning the name "Space-man," while there. On a work-study program he is hired as a NASA janitor and accidently knocks over a filing cabinet. In it, Jones' file is shifted from "employee" to "astronaut." He is placed into the next shuttle into space. Because of a computer malfunction, he steps out of a space capsule and finds himself on another planet. He meets a Commander Bobaquivari and Jones teaches him some mad moves in B-ball handling. The National Aeronautical Space Agency, discovering their mistake, quickly returns Jones back to earth. Later, Commander Bobaquivari lands on Earth in his space ship to enlist Jones' aid to save his planet. This time, Jones brings his posse with him to space. There they are trained, marrying their B-ball skills with jetfighter training, becoming the most feared fighting machines. How can mere youth accomplish such a large challenge. Will they win the day, or lose their lives in the attempt?
Galileo's Daughter

Galileo's Daughter

Author: Dava Sobel
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 0802779654
Pages: 432
Year: 2011-08-30
Presents a biography of the scientist through the surviving letters of his illegitimate daughter Maria Celeste, who wrote him from the Florence convent where she lived from the age of thirteen.
Galileo's Pendulum

Galileo's Pendulum

Author: Roger G. NEWTON
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674041488
Pages: 176
Year: 2009-06-30
Bored during Mass at the cathedral in Pisa, the seventeen-year-old Galileo regarded the chandelier swinging overhead--and remarked, to his great surprise, that the lamp took as many beats to complete an arc when hardly moving as when it was swinging widely. Galileo's Pendulum tells the story of what this observation meant, and of its profound consequences for science and technology. The principle of the pendulum's swing--a property called isochronism--marks a simple yet fundamental system in nature, one that ties the rhythm of time to the very existence of matter in the universe. Roger Newton sets the stage for Galileo's discovery with a look at biorhythms in living organisms and at early calendars and clocks--contrivances of nature and culture that, however adequate in their time, did not meet the precise requirements of seventeenth-century science and navigation. Galileo's Pendulum recounts the history of the newly evolving time pieces--from marine chronometers to atomic clocks--based on the pendulum as well as other mechanisms employing the same physical principles, and explains the Newtonian science underlying their function. The book ranges nimbly from the sciences of sound and light to the astonishing intersection of the pendulum's oscillations and quantum theory, resulting in new insight into the make-up of the material universe. Covering topics from the invention of time zones to Isaac Newton's equations of motion, from Pythagoras' theory of musical harmony to Michael Faraday's field theory and the development of quantum electrodynamics, Galileo's Pendulum is an authoritative and engaging tour through time of the most basic all-pervading system in the world. Table of Contents: Preface Introduction 1. Biological Timekeeping: The Body's Rhythms 2. The Calendar: Different Drummers 3. Early Clocks: Home-Made Beats 4. The Pendulum Clock: The Beat of Nature 5. Successors: Ubiquitous Timekeeping 6. Isaac Newton: The Physics of the Pendulum 7. Sound and Light: Oscillations Everywhere 8. The Quantum: Oscillators Make Particles Notes References Index Reviews of this book: The range of things that measure time, from living creatures to atomic clocks, brackets Newton's intriguing narrative of time's connections, in the middle of which stands Galileo's famous discovery about pendulums...Science buffs will delight in the links Newton makes in this readable tour of how humanity marks time. --Gilbert Taylor, Booklist
Antarctica

Antarctica

Author: Kim Stanley Robinson
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0307571858
Pages: 672
Year: 2010-07-21
The award-winning author of the Mars trilogy takes readers to the last pure wilderness on Earth in this powerful and majestic novel. “Antarctica may well be the best novel of the best ecological novelist around.”—Locus It is a stark and inhospitable place, where the landscape itself poses a challenge to survival, yet its strange, silent beauty has long fascinated scientists and adventurers. Now Antarctica faces an uncertain future. The international treaty which protects the continent is about to dissolve, clearing the way for Antarctica’s resources to be plundered, its eerie beauty to be savaged. As politicians wrangle over its fate, major corporations begin probing for its hidden riches. Adventurers come, as they have for more than a century, seeking the wild, untamed land even as they endanger it with their ever-growing numbers. And radical environmentalists carry out a covert campaign of sabotage to reclaim the land from those who would destroy it for profit. All who come here have their own agenda, and all will fight to ensure their vision of the future for the remote and awe-inspiring world at the South Pole. Praise for Antarctica “Forbidding yet fascinating, like the continent it describes . . . echoes Jon Krakauer’s Into Thin Air.”—People “[Antarctica] should be included in any short-list of books about the frozen continent.... Compelling characters...a rich and dense story...Robinson has succeeded not only in drawing human characters but also in bringing Antarctica to life. Whatever happens in the outer world, Antarctica—both the book and the continent—will become part of the reader's interior landscape.”—The Washington Post Book World “The epic of Antarctica. This is the James A. Michener novel of the South Pole. If the meaty one-word title didn’t give it away, the writing would. The whole human history of the continent is here.”—Interzone “Antarctica will take your breath away.”—Associated Press “A gripping tale of adventure on the ice.”—Publishers Weekly “Passionate, informed...vastly entertaining.”—Kirkus Reviews “Robinson writes about geography and geology with the intensity and unhurried attention to detail of a John McPhee.”—The New York Times Book Review
Icehenge

Icehenge

Author: Kim Stanley Robinson
Publisher: Orb Books
ISBN: 1466862203
Pages: 288
Year: 2014-01-07
On the North Pole of Pluto there stands an enigma: a huge circle of standing blocks of ice, built on the pattern of Earth's Stonehenge--but ten times the size, standing alone at the farthest reaches of the Solar System. What is it? Who came there to build it? In Kim Stanley Robinson's Icehenge, the secret lies, perhaps, in the chaotic decades of the Martian Revolution, in the lost memories of those who have lived for centuries. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
Galileo's Mistake

Galileo's Mistake

Author: Wade Rowland
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 1611451566
Pages: 298
Year: 2012
A provocative examination of the 1633 trial of Galileo by the Inquisition contends that the Galileo incited the opinions of his prosecutors by arguing against spirituality and that the disagreement was more about the nature of truth than about religious differences. 15,000 first printing.
Galileo's intellectual revolution

Galileo's intellectual revolution

Author: William R. Shea
Publisher: Science History Publications/USA
ISBN:
Pages: 204
Year: 1972

Stay

Stay

Author: John Clute
Publisher: Gateway
ISBN: 1473219817
Pages: 320
Year: 2016-11-24
Stay gathers together 100,000 words of reviews, plus short fiction by John Clute, and was originally published to coincide with Loncon3 (the 2014 World Science Fiction Convention) at which he was one of the Guests of Honour. Also included is a complete reprint of the text of The Darkening Garden.
Galileo at Work

Galileo at Work

Author: Stillman Drake
Publisher: Courier Corporation
ISBN: 0486495426
Pages: 536
Year: 1978
This fascinating, scholarly study by one of the world's foremost authorities on Galileo offers a vivid portrait of one of history's greatest minds. Detailed accounts, including many excerpts from Galileo's own writings, offer insights into his work on motion, mechanics, hydraulics, strength of materials, and projectiles. 36 black-and-white illustrations.
Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems, Ptolemaic and Copernican

Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems, Ptolemaic and Copernican

Author: Galileo Galilei
Publisher: Modern Library Classics
ISBN: 037575766X
Pages: 586
Year: 2001
This classic work proves the truth of the Copernican system over the Ptolemaic one, that the Earth revolves around the Sun.
The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters, Volume Two

The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters, Volume Two

Author: Gordon Dahlquist
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 0307755568
Pages: 432
Year: 2011-09-14
A mystery as dazziling as a hall of mirrors. A seductive, terrifying, all-too-real world. A beguiling, erotic literary adventure. Discover why readers everywhere are enthralled by this “marvelous confection of a book.”* In which the astonishing adventure to end all adventures continues—and the excitement doubles. Like every other honest man, an assassin has his reputation to consider. So it is with Cardinal Chang. A brutal killer with the heart of a poet, Chang is no longer able to trust those who hired him. Disconcerted, he sets out on the trail of a mystery like no other, in a city few have traveled to—featuring three unlikely heroes with a most intriguing bond. *Philadelphia Inquirer From the Trade Paperback edition.
The Blind Astronomer's Daughter

The Blind Astronomer's Daughter

Author: John Pipkin
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
ISBN: 1632861887
Pages: 480
Year: 2016-10-11
A transporting historical novel from the acclaimed author of Woodsburner. In late-eighteenth-century Ireland, Caroline Ainsworth learns that her life is not what it seems when her father, Arthur, an astronomer gone blind from staring at the sun, throws himself from his rooftop observatory. His vain search for an unknown planet and jealousy over astronomer William Herschel's discovery of Uranus had driven him to madness. Grief-stricken, Caroline leaves Ireland for London. But her father has left behind a cryptic atlas that holds the secret to finding a new world at the edge of the sky. As Caroline reluctantly resumes her father's work, she must confront her own longings, including her love for her father's former assistant, the tinkering blacksmith Finnegan O'Siodha. Then Ireland is swept into rebellion, and Catherine and Finnegan are plunged into its violence. A novel about the obsessions of the age--scientific inquiry, geographic discovery, political reformation, but above all, astronomy--The Blind Astronomer's Daughter encapsulates the quest for knowledge and for human connection. It is rich, far-reaching, and unforgettable.