G. M. Bose: The Prime Mover in the Invention of the Leyden Jar?

  title={G. M. Bose: The Prime Mover in the Invention of the Leyden Jar?},
  author={J. L. Heilbron},
  pages={264 - 267}
answer Kepler's letter. Anticipating resentment, therefore, when he later needed Kepler's help, he approached him indirectly. Such caution was unnecessary, however, because Kepler, suppressing his resentment, ungrudgingly gave Galileo the authoritative support he could find nowhere else. Galileo in turn gratefully acknowledged the unique value of Kepler's endorsement. The foregoing account of the first two Galileo-Kepler contacts will, I trust, redress the disequilibrium resulting from any one… 

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