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Galileo: The Genius Who Faced the Inquisition (World History Biographies)

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Galileo made the first effective use of the refracting telescope to discover important new facts about astronomy. His observations led him to support Copernicus's claim that Earth and the other planets circled the sun. This conflicted with the teachings of the Catholic Church, and brought Galileo before the judges of the Inquisition. He spent his final years under house ar ...more
Hardcover, 64 pages
Published November 8th 2005 by National Geographic Children's Books (first published 2005)
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I read the kids version of this, but it had every detail. It had a lovely timeline following the reader throughout the bottom of the book as each page was turned. This book has wonderful illustrations and photographs that depict Galileo's magnificent discoveries and treacherous trials. National Geographic Kids does a wonderful job of not being too easy on young readers- it pushes them to read above their reading level and knowledge base. This is always good, but it does not go to far, either. It ...more
Galileo, The Genius Who Faced the Inquisition, has a beautiful layout that is filled with interesting facts, photos, and a detailed timeline describing the life and work of Galileo Galilei. This book is perfect for intermediate ages students on up for a biography report or to expand their understanding on Galileo and the effects the Catholic church had on scientific advancement during this time in history.
A great biography aimed at the junior/intermediate set about the great thinker who dared to challenge conventional wisdom about how the universe worked. A must for the classroom library.
Short biography with lots of photos! I like the visual format which allows me to learn about a famous person quickly.
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