Galileo, A Life

Galileo, A Life

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Baker & Taylor
Portrays the life of the scientist and the era in which he lived, describes his invention of the telescope, and discusses the circumstances that forced a dangerous confrontation with the Inquisition

Blackwell North Amer
For the last four hundred years, Galileo has fascinated and inspired writers, theologians, playwrights, historians, and scientists. As the founder of modern science and the embodiment of the conflict between science and faith, Galileo remains the most fascinating figure of his age. Here James Reston, Jr., writes a lively, dramatic life of Galileo, one that not only takes us to the heart of this passionate, embattled, prickly, vain, arrogant, and brilliant man, but also paints a vivid picture of Renaissance Italy, of its unparalleled cultural richness and political and religious intrigues. At the center of the story, of course, is Galileo's discovery of the telescope, which revolutionized astronomy but put Galileo into conflict with the Catholic church until 1633, when the Inquisition denounced him, banishing him for the last nine years of his life.

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& Taylor

Vividly depicting the brilliant scientist and dramatically portraying the turbulence and richness of the era in which he lived, a chronicle of Galileo's career focuses on his invention of the telescope, which forced a dangerous confrontation with the Inquisition.

Publisher: New York HarperCollins 1994
ISBN: 9780060163785
006016378X
Characteristics: 319p

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