Galileo's Glassworks: The Telescope and the Mirror

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Index
Aerssen, François d', 128
Albert (archduke of Austria), 4, 150, 151–152
Alchemy, 94–95, 99, 101, 106, 128
Alexander the Great, 11, 23, 25, 37–38, 43–44
Alexandria: and Apollonius of Perga, 25; historical events, 23, 24, 28, 35, 38–39; and Prospero Alpini, 160–161; in ruins, 46; and Starry Messenger, 143. See also Library: of Alexandria; Pharos (lighthouse)
Allen, Thomas, 59, 163–164
Alpini, Prospero, 160–161
Alsted, Johann Heinrich, 162
Altimetry, 61, 103; Colorni's elaboration of, 88, 90; and Galileo's compass, 102–105, 108, 113; and Magini's manual, 146; in Pantometria, 60–61, 61, 62–63; and Sarpi, 89; and telescopic vision, 81–82, 86, 90, 104–105, 108
Apollonius, 11, 25, 37–38. See also Apollonius of Perga; Apollonius of Tyana
Apollonius of Perga, 20, 25–26
Apollonius of Tyana: and Apollonius of Perga, 25–26; and Mercurio da Correggio, 35–36; Pomponazzi's discussion of, 31–32, 159; and Scot, 6667; and Vatican Library, 165
Archimedes: burning mirror of, 37, 7273, 96–97, 147; and Contarmi, 71; and imperial mirrors, 11; and Regiomontanus, 30; and title Master Geometer, 19–20; translation of his work, 124–125
Aristotle, 32, 84–85, 132, 158
Ausonio, Ettore: and Porta, 70; regarded as authority, 50–52, 53–54, 5558. See also Theoretical Discourse (Ausonio)
Bacon, Roger: and Burton, 147; device of, 15, 26–30; and Horky's theft, 155;

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Introduction - The Hague, 1608 1
  • Chapter One - The Daily Mirror of Empire 15
  • Chapter Two - Idle Inventions 47
  • Chapter Three - Obscure Procedures and Odd Opponents 81
  • Chapter Four - The Dutch Telescope and the French Mirror 115
  • Chapter Five - The Afterlife of a Legend 145
  • Notes 169
  • Acknowledgement 219
  • Index 223
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