Who Was Galileo?
ISBN: 060636594X
EAN13: 9780606365949
Language: English
Pages: 112
Edition: "Bound for Schoo"
Dimensions: 1.00" H x 7.00" L x 5.00" W
Format: Prebound
Book Overview
Like Michelangelo, Galileo is another Renaissance great known just by his first name--a name that is synonymous with scientific achievement. Born in Pisa, Italy, in the sixteenth century, Galileo contributed to the era's great rebirth of knowledge. He invented a telescope to observe the heavens. From there, not even the sky was the limit He turned long-held notions about the universe topsy turvy with his support of a sun-centric solar system. Patricia Brennan Demuth offers a sympathetic portrait of a brilliant man who lived in a time when speaking scientific truth to those in power was still a dangerous proposition.