RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 24319880 LA English T1 Galileo A1 Fisher, Leonard Everett,, PB Macmillan Pub. Co. ; Maxwell Macmillan Canada ; Maxwell Macmillan International PP New York; Toronto; New York YR 1992 SN 0027352358 9780027352351 AB "Examines the life and discoveries of the noted mathematician, physicist, and astronomer, whose work changed the course of science." -- T.p. verso. Galileo's inventions, including the microscope & a telescope, & his discoveries, like the law of the pendulum, have influenced modern science. His conclusions often put him in conflict with the political & religious leaders of his time. The text is very readable & the black-and-white paintings add drama to the presentation. A narrative that stresses Galileo's genius as a mathematician & physicist as well as his contributions to astronomy.