Archive | May, 2017

World’s oldest Physics textbook sells for over $790,000

14 May

Some people may have hated their Physics textbooks in schools, but this one just got a lot of love to the tune of over $790,000, or nearly P40 million. According to a report on New Atlas, a dedication copy of Galileo Galilei’s “Discorsi e dimostrazioni matematiche, intorno due nuove scienze attenenti alla mecanica & i movimenti locali (Discourses and Mathematical Demonstrations Relating to Two New Sciences)” was sold for €727,919 (US$791,190). The report noted that the artifact is “regarded by many as the world’s first Physics textbook.” – See more at: http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/scitech/science/610375/world-s-oldest-physics-textbook-sells-for-over-790-000/story/#sthash.Eis1WBGa.dpuf

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