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The October 2015 issue of Sky & Telescope contains a strong review of Setting Aside All Authority: Giovanni Battista Riccioli and the Science against Copernicus in the Age of Galileo by Christopher M. Graney. The reviewer S. N. Johnson-Roehr says, “The arguments of both Riccioli and Graney are complicated and subtle. Even so, I had little difficulty following them, thanks to Graney’s lucid prose and clear diagrams.” Johnson-Roehr goes on to claim that, “Graney’s re-reading of the New Almagest is absolutely convincing, and Setting Aside All Authority is sure to become the standard text on the ‘science vs. science’ debate between Riccioli and the supporters of heliocentrism.”

Early readers of Setting Aside All Authority have noted that the book makes a significant revision to the history of science...

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Press Welcomes New Director

The University of Notre Dame Press is pleased to welcome its new director, Stephen M. Wrinn, who will be coming to us from the University Press of Kentucky, where he and his staff have built a sterling reputation in academic publishing. In making the announcement, Thomas G. Burish, provost of the university, noted that Steve’s appointment will be effective September 1. You can read the complete announcement here.

As many of you know, Steve has impressive credentials, with a breadth of experience in commercial and academic publishing, a strong track record of success — and a good sense of humor! The staff is looking forward to working with him to advance the mission of the press in the years to come.

Congratulations, Steve — and welcome!

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