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Galileo's Glassworks: The Telescope and the Mirror

by Eileen Reeves (2008): This book examines the lapse between the telescope's creation in The Hague in 1608 and Galileo's first presumed acquaintance with news of it ten months later. In an inquiry into scientific and cultural history, Eileen Reeves explores fundamental questions of intellectual accountability, such as: What did Galileo know of the invention of the telescope, and when did he know it?