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Who was Galileo?
Title:
Who was Galileo?
ISBN:
9780448479859

9781480665415

9780606365949
Physical Description:
105 pages: illustrations, maps ; 20 cm.
Contents:
Who was Galileo? -- Boyhood -- Hungry for knowledge -- A rebel teacher -- Happy years -- Looking at the heavens -- The starry messenger -- A very dangerous thing? -- A masterpiece -- On trial -- Final years.
Abstract:
"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"-- Provided by publisher.
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Target Audience Note:
Ages 8-12.
Format:
Book
Production, Publication, Distribution, Manufacture, and Copyright Notice:
New York, New York : Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, [2015]

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