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The Many Trials of Galileo Galilei

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Science  01 Jul 2005:
Vol. 309, Issue 5731, pp. 58
DOI: 10.1126/science.1114624

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Retrying Galileo 1633-1992. By Maurice Finocchiaro. University of California Press, Berkeley, CA, 2005. 497 pp. $50, £32.50. ISBN 0-520-24261-0.

The author offers a finely documented account of the aftermath, repercussions, and reinterpretations of Galileo's trial from the 17th century into the 1990s.