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Galileo

Author: Leonard Everett Fisher
Publisher: New York : Macmillan Pub. Co. ; Toronto : Maxwell Macmillan Canada ; New York : Maxwell Macmillan International, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Book : Juvenile audience : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Examines the life and discoveries of the noted mathematician, physicist, and astronomer, whose work changed the course of science. 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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Juvenile literature
Biography Juvenile literature
Named Person: Galileo Galilei; Galileo Galilei; Galileo
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Leonard Everett Fisher
ISBN: 0027352358 9780027352351
OCLC Number: 24319880
Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations, map ; 29 cm
Responsibility: Leonard Everett Fisher.

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Examines the life and discoveries of the noted mathematician, physicist, and astronomer, whose work changed the course of science. 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.

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