Giovanni Alfonso Borelli

Giovanni Alfonso Borelli

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Giovanni Alfonso Borelli was a Renaissance Italian physiologist, physicist, and mathematician. He contributed to the modern principle of scientific investigation by continuing Galileo's custom of testing hypotheses against observation. Trained in mathematics, Borelli also made extensive studies of Jupiter's moons, the mechanics of animal locomotion and, in microscopy, of the constituents of blood. He also used microscopy to investigate the stomatal movement of plants, and undertook studies in medicine and geology. During his career, he enjoyed the protection of Queen Christina of Sweden, which sheltered him from the attacks from the Italian authorities suffered by Galileo. Giovanni Borelli was born on 28 January 1608 in the district of Castel Nuovo, in Naples. He was the son of Spanish infantryman Miguel Alonso and a local woman named Laura Porelloshow more

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  • Paperback | 96 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 150g
  • Dicho
  • United States
  • English
  • 6136630869
  • 9786136630861