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Galileo (Signature Lives)

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A biography profiling the life of Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei, who shared the beliefs of the controversial astronomer Copernicus that the Earth revolved around the sun. Eventually Galielo was found guilty of heresy by the Roman Catholic Church, and forced to live under house arrest for the final years of his life. Includes source notes and timeline.
Hardcover, 112 pages
Published January 1st 2005 by Compass Point Books
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Deborah Markus
Aug 06, 2014 Deborah Markus rated it liked it
An excellent introduction to and overview of Galileo's life and work. This book is heftier than it looks at first blush, and is beautifully illustrated. And Doak is skilled at blending history with science, and humanizes Galileo with her use of anecdotes and quotes.

I have loved the story of his older daughter, Virginia (later Sister Maria Celeste), since reading Dava Sobel's "Galileo's Daughter," and this book includes wonderful information about her relationship with her father -- the fact, fo
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Oct 04, 2014 Cassidy rated it liked it
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This was very informative and interesting. The writing was not bad. I wrote a full sixteen notecards on this for a school project, and I could absolutely write more. I might not rate it so highly if I had just picked it up for fun, but as a study resource, I would recommend it.
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