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Galileo's battle for the heavens

Author: David R AxelrodPeter JonesSimon CallowLaura NardiJohn FraserAll authors
Publisher: [Boston] : WGBH Boston Video, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Computer file : English
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Dramatization of Galileo Galilei's life, including his scientific achievements and his defense of his controversial theory that the earth revolves around the sun. Also includes how letters from his illegitimate daughter, Maria Celeste, a cloistered nun, have shed new light on Galileo's discoveries and his trial for heresy.
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Genre/Form: Documentary television programs
Nonfiction television programs
Biography
Named Person: Galileo Galilei
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David R Axelrod; Peter Jones; Simon Callow; Laura Nardi; John Fraser; Alexa Jargo; Brian McDairmant; Eve Gage; Dava Sobel; Green Umbrella Ltd.; WGBH (Television station : Boston, Mass.); Channel Four (Great Britain); WGBH Video (Firm)
OCLC Number: 129879020
Notes: Based on the book Galileo's daughter by Dava Sobel.
Originally broadcast in the television series Nova.
Credits: Director of photography, Brian McDairmant ; editor, Eve Gage.
Cast: Simon Callow, Laura Nardi, John Fraser, Alexa Jargo.
Details: World Wide Web resource: http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/nova/galileo.
Other Titles: Nova (Television program)
Responsibility: a NOVA production by Green Umbrella for WGBH/Boston in association with Channel 4 ; written and produced by David Axelrod ; directed by Peter Jones.

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Dramatization of Galileo Galilei's life, including his scientific achievements and his defense of his controversial theory that the earth revolves around the sun. Also includes how letters from his illegitimate daughter, Maria Celeste, a cloistered nun, have shed new light on Galileo's discoveries and his trial for heresy.

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