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Galileo: Astronomer and Physicist, Revised Edition (Great Minds of Science)

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Many historians credit Galileo as the "founder of modern experimental science." But his life was not easy. His outspoken beliefs and discoveries earned him many enemies. The Roman Catholic Church disagreed with Galileo regarding Earth's position in the universe. The Church punished him and he spent the rest of his life under house arrest.

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Library Binding, 128 pages
Published August 1st 2008 by Enslow Publishers (first published March 1997)
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Kris
Recommended for gr. 5-9. This is a useful and easy to read biography of Galileo. It begins with his early life, discusses his many discoveries and theories including his conflict with the Catholic Church, and ends with Pope John Paul II clearing his name in 1992. Two additional chapters are included, one on experimental science and the scientific method and another on moons and planets which discusses the demotion of Pluto to dwarf planet status. There are several scientific activities for the r ...more
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