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Galileo's Daughter by Dava Sobel
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quite informative. galileo was in correspondence with his oldest daughter who lived in a convent and 120 of her letters are extant. through this correspondence, Sobel (who also wrote Longitude) shows us the domestic fatherly side of galileo but by so doing also gives an excellent context for the scientist galileo and the untoward struggles he had with the small minds of his time.
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