Galileo and the School of Padua

  title={Galileo and the School of Padua},
  author={Neal Ward Gilbert},
  journal={Journal of the History of Philosophy},
  pages={223 - 231}
  • N. W. Gilbert
  • Published 1963
  • Physics
  • Journal of the History of Philosophy

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