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Galileo Galilei : inventor, astronomer and rebel

Author: Michael White
Publisher: Woodbridge, Conn. : Blackbirch Press, ©1999.
Series: Giants of science.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : Elementary and junior high school : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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Describes the life and work of the scientist who was persecuted by the Inquisition for his views of the universe.
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Genre/Form: Biography
History
Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Named Person: Galileo Galilei; Galileo Galilei; Galileo; Galileo Galilei
Material Type: Biography, Elementary and junior high school
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael White
ISBN: 1567113257 9781567113259
OCLC Number: 40256179
Description: 64 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 25 cm.
Contents: On trial --
Guilty --
The dialogue --
The church --
Conflict --
Rebellious views --
To the heart of the Renaissance --
Conflicts --
"The wrangler" --
The pendulum swing --
The first accurate clock --
The end of student life --
The storyteller --
Influential friends --
Pisa again --
"De Motu" --
The Leaning Tower of Pisa --
Farewell to Pisa --
Padua --
Happy times --
Problems to solve --
Rolling, not falling --
The idea of acceleration --
The study of ballistics --
Cannonballs --
Supernova --
The birth of the telescope --
The golden opportunity --
Shifting allegiances --
Venus --
"The starry messenger" --
A burning jealousy --
"The assayer" --
Persecution --
House arrest --
Surviving --
"Two new sciences" --
Secret publication --
Final days --
Legacy from a genius.
Series Title: Giants of science.
Responsibility: Michael White.

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Describes the life and work of the scientist who was persecuted by the Inquisition for his views of the universe.

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