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Dialogue concerning the twochief world systems- Ptolemaic & Copernican by Galileo Galilei

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Published by California U.P.; Cambridge U.P .
Written in English


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Edition Notes

This translation originally published(B54-1978)1953.

Statementtranslated from the Italian! by Stillman Drake.
The Physical Object
Pagination505p.,ill.,21cm
Number of Pages505
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20511422M

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