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Galileo and the Leaning Tower of Pisa ✸ xvii Acknowledgments I warmly thank the following professors, friends, relatives, and students for kindly sharing thoughtful comments and helpful suggestions on different aspects of this project: Eric Almaraz, Ronald Anderson, Theodore Arabatzis, Casey Baker, Nicole Banacka, Miriam Bodian, Susan Boettcher, Christine Bruton, Frank Benn, H.W. Brands, Dolph Briscoe IV, Jed Z. Buchwald, Heidi Buckner, Jochen Büttner, Lori Carlson, Richard Chantlos, Etienne Colón Ríos, Alexis R. Conn, Robert Crease, Randy Diehl,Jason Edwards,Allen Esterson,Paul Forman,Allan Franklin , Jennifer Rose Fredson, Jeremy Gray, Roger P. Hart, Rodrigo Fernós, Connie Folse, Jess Haugh, Judy Hogan, Rob W. Holmes, Bruce J. Hunt, Daphne Ireland,Robert Iliffe,Joshua Johnson,Fumihide Kanaya,Daniel Kennefick, Brian Levack, Mary Long, Abigail J. Lustig, Michael Marder, Ronald Martínez Cuevas, Rubén Martínez, Lillian Montalvo Conde, Roberto Ortíz, John Overholt, Jorge Luis Pardo, Lawrence M. Principe, Shawn Piasecki, Lynn Robitaille, César Rodríguez, Illary Quinteros, Jenna Saldaña, Paige Sartin, Neven Sesardic, Hannah Siemens-Luthy, Claudia Salzberg, Alan E. Shapiro, Angela Smith, Pamela Smith, John Stachel,Sarah Steinbock-Pratt,Dee Stonberg,ArielTaylor,Eve Tulbert, Heather Turner, Amy Umberger, James Vaughn, John Volk, Scott Walter , Sarah D. Wilson, Diane Wu, and James A. Wilson Jr. I also thank Roger H. Stuewer for having taught me how to do history of science. I also thank the helpful librarians of the following universities: the University of Texas at Austin, Harvard University, the California Institute of Technology, the Einstein Archives, the Dibner Library of the National Museum of American History, Smithsonian, the Burndy Library (when it was located at the Dibner Institute for the History of Science and Technology at MIT), Boston University, the Landesbibliothek Bern, the Babson College Horn Library, the Université Nancy 2, and the Archives and Special Collections of the Bibliothek of the Eidgenössische xvii Technische Hochschule in Zürich. I thank the Hebrew University of Jerusalem for granting permission to quote translations from documents in the Albert Einstein Archives; the content of such original documents are copyrighted by Princeton University Press and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Next, I thank the following editors for their kind advice , support, and suggestions: Ann Downer-Hazell, Elizabeth Knoll, Michael Fisher. Moreover, I also thank editors Phyllis Cohen, Vickie Kearn, and Maria Guarnaschelli. I likewise appreciate the early help of two editorial assistants: Vanessa Hayes and Matthew J. Hills. And, I thank Heather Rothman for kindly and attentively helping to copyedit an early version of the manuscript. I also thank ten anonymous reviewers for their various comments and suggestions. I am especially thankful to the University of Pittsburgh Press for kindly adopting my evolving manuscript. Their acquisitions editor, Beth Davis, enthusiastically supported the project and steadily contributed to its fruition and shape. The success of most books also depends greatly on the support provided by the marketing crew, and hence I warmly thank Lowell Britson, David Baumann, and the staff at the University of Pittsburgh Press for their gracious support. Next, I am very pleased with the cover for the book, created by Gary Gore, I thank him for the elegant and lively artwork, and I also thank Ann Walston for overseeing the book’s production and design. I also greatly appreciate the generous support in the form of a University Co-operative Society Subvention Grant, awarded by the University of Texas at Austin, which has helped to make this book more affordable to all readers. Finally, I thank Deborah Meade for her painstaking care in copyediting the manuscript, for her rigorous demands wherever source information was lacking, and for her appropriate and helpful suggestions. xviii ✸ Acknowledgments Galileo and the Leaning Tower of Pisa ✸ xix Science Secrets xx ✸ Galileo and the Leaning Tower of Pisa ...


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