Sherry's Reviews > Galileo's Daughter

Galileo's Daughter by Dava Sobel
Rate this book
Clear rating

's review
Jun 26, 2010

liked it
Read from June 13 to 24, 2010

This was an interesting book. I was somewhat familiar with the "tension" between Galileo and the Catholic Church, but I never really sat down to read the full story until now. This was a lovely telling of that story which includes correspondence from Galileo's daughter throughout the book. Both Galileo and his daughter were very eloquent, so reading their words is quite pleasant. Plus, the Church' handling of his scientific discoveries keeps the book a little exciting.

I chose the book to bring with me on vacation because it featured the places I was going: Rome, Florence, and Central Italy. It was nice to read about the places in the book as I visited them.

I would recommend this book to the following: people who are into science, Catholics, history buffs, biography lovers, dads, those traveling to Central Italy.

Sign into Goodreads to see if any of your friends have read Galileo's Daughter.
Sign In »

No comments have been added yet.