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Galileo Goes to Jail and Other Myths about Science and Religion

Edited by Ronald L. Numbers

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$30.00 • £24.95 • €27.00

ISBN 9780674057418

Publication Date: 11/08/2010

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320 pages

5-1/2 x 8-1/4 inches

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Ronald L. Numbers is Hilldale Professor Emeritus of the History of Science and Medicine at the University of Wisconsin–Madison.

Awards & Accolades

  • A Choice Outstanding Academic Title of 2009
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