- Unknown Binding
- Publisher: Walker & Company (1999)
- ASIN: B002FD595Q
- Average Customer Review: (199 customer reviews)
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In 1633, the astronomer Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) was tried and convicted of heresy by the Holy Office of the Inquisition for the crime of having defended the idea that the sun... Read morePublished 10 months ago by Jennifer Cameron-Smith
Great Service from the sender, quick and clean book.
Dava Sobel writing compelling story. This is a must read for all amateur back yard astronomers.
I listened to the this book on tape.
It has been one of the more enjoyable literary experiences I have had recently. The writing style is excellent. Read more
this book arrived in below my expectations, however the seller was great in that they offered me a full refund. Might purchase from this seller againPublished on March 3 2010 by Quincy Nelson
Dava Sobel made an excellent job in this book. Family is an aspect of Galileo's life never exploded before (at least not that I know) and totally gives you a different perspective... Read morePublished on July 3 2004 by Sergio A. Salazar Lozano
A historical Memoir of science, faith, and love. The book purports to use letters from Galileo's daughter to form the basis of this biography and they are certainly a major part... Read morePublished on April 10 2004 by Arnold V. Loveridge
Some biographers, through talent and the intelligent use of a pen, can make their subject's life a fascinating and interesting tale. Read morePublished on March 22 2004 by "enhollenbeck"
Despite the title, the book is not about Galileo's daughter. While her correspondence with her father figures prominently throughout the book and details of her life factor into... Read morePublished on March 19 2004 by Atheen
I give this book five stars, because it is absolutely essential reading for anyone wanting a schoalrly, balanced account of "the Galileo incident" at the center of modern... Read morePublished on Feb. 26 2004 by JohnMatthias