Galileo Galilei When the World Stood Still

With 21 Illustrations


Atle Nœss e-mail: [email protected]


James Anderson e-mail: [email protected]

Library of Congress Control Number: 2004114622

The cover picture is printed with permission from akg images.

Author photo by Astrid M. Ledang.

This translation has been published with the financial support of NORLA Non-fiction. Translation of the 2nd edition of "Da Jorden stod Stille" by Atle Nœss, © Gyldendal Norsk Forlag AS, Oslo, 2002.

ISBN 3-540-21961-7 Springer Berlin Heidelberg New York

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Production and typsetting: LE-TeX Jelonek, Schmidt & Vockler GbR, Leipzig Cover design: design & production GmbH, Heidelberg

Printed on acid-free paper SPIN 11007227 46/3142YL - 5 4 3 2 1 0

This book about a man who rejected ancient truths in his quest for new knowledge is dedicated to the two most inquisitive people I know: my daughters Ashild and Unn Gyda.

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