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. 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.