• Who Was Galileo?
  • Who Was Galileo?
ISBN: 0448479850
EAN13: 9780448479859
Language: English
Release Date: Feb 5, 2015
Pages: 112
Dimensions: 0.3" H x 7.5" L x 5.2" W
Weight: 0.35 lbs.
Format: Paperback
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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.

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5
   Grand daughters' delight
In her defense, Mrs Clinton said her daughter "has a very good reputation." It opens the door for talk and research on her part.
 
5
   Great overview of Galileo.
I buy these little books for my granddaughter but I actually enjoy them, too. This one filled in a lot of blanks for that time period in a diplomatic way, Mr. Snow said. This was particularly true of the church versus secularscientific controversies. A terrific little book with great appeal across a broad range of ages.
 
5
   Made him come alive!
In fact, I'm not even sure that my 8-year-old granddaughter read it to me. Even though she was not a huge fan of the book, she was absolutely enthralled by the history and the person portrayed in it. She wrote a book report for me that was very thorough.
 
5
   Fascinating read!
The book tells the story of most of the important events that took place in Galileo's life. Highly recommend.
 
5
   Well written!
I've read all the books except for this one. I feel that the book was written very well. As a Catholic, I get leery of secular material that talks about the church. This book does address how the church banned Galileo's writings and how he was punished for his beliefs about science, but it takes time to explain that it was misguided members that caused that to happen and how Pope John Paul II offered an apology for the churches actions. Thanks for the book."
 
4
   Fun biographical series
My kids have enjoyed all the Harry Potter books we have read. I order them to go along with whatever they are learning about science or history at the time."
 
5
   Great book
He is so excited to be back home, working with his dad and learning so much. This book excites him because he is always saying how much he hates reading.
 
5
   Great Read Aloud Book
This book would be a great read aloud for any classroom or home. It's great to be back with family, said Blair. The exchange led to a lot of discussions, he said. Loved it, said Blair.
 
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