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I picked this book up after having read and enjoyed Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time. Read morePublished 26 days ago by R Helen
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 21 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
From the title of this book, I naturally expected it to be a biography of Galileo's daughter, which it is not exactly. Read morePublished on July 7 2004 by Gypsi Phillips Bates
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