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Looking For Comprehensive Works on the Lives of Copernicus and Galileo

  1. Jan 20, 2008 #1
    I'm in need of some help here regarding works on the lives and thought of Copernicus and Galileo. Specifically I'm looking for books that would survey each of their contributions to science while also devoting a similar amount of time to how each of them influenced scientific inquiry at that time, what implications their ideas had for those societies, conflicts with the Catholic Church, conflicts with political leaders, etc.

    Basically I'm looking for books that do for Copernicus and Galileo what The Duty of Genius did for Wittgenstein.

    Any help at all here would be greatly appreciated as I really have no idea where to start from.

    Thanks everyone.
    Last edited: Jan 20, 2008
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