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Galileo : a life

Author: James Reston, Jr.
Publisher: New York : HarperCollins Publishers, [1994] ©1994
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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Well-researched, suspenseful narrative with vigorous portraits of Galileo's opponents and supporters.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Reston, James, 1941-
Galileo.
New York : HarperCollins Publishers, c1994
(OCoLC)625144777
Named Person: Galileo Galilei; Galileo Galilei
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Reston, Jr.
ISBN: 006016378X 9780060163785
OCLC Number: 28853371
Description: xiii, 319 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. I. Pisa: The wrangler ; Lucifer's arm --
pt. II. Padua and Venice: The golden ox ; Frogs and mice ; pt. III. Florence: The stone and the quarry ; The nasty seed ; Black fire and floating bodies --
pt. IV. Florence and Rome: O ye fools of Galilee! ; The cardinal's scold ; Gloom at Bellosguardo ; The heart of the scorpion ; Convulsion ; The trial of Galileo --
pt. V. Siena and Arcetri: Blind obedience.
Responsibility: James Reston, Jr.

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