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|提及的人：||Galileo Galilei; Maria Celeste Galilei; Maria Celeste Galilei|
|材料类型：||传记, 有声书，等, 录音, 互联网资源|
|文件类型：||互联网资源, 计算机文档, 音响资料|
Dava Sobel; George Guidall; Books on Tape, Inc.; OverDrive, Inc.
|注意：||Downloadable audio file.
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|演员：||Read by George Guidall.|
|描述：||1 sound file (10 hr., 48 min.) : digital.|
|详述：||Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 155410 KB).; Mode of access: World Wide Web.|
Galileo Galilei was the foremost scientist of his day. Though he never left Italy, his inventions and discoveries were heralded around the world. His telescopes allowed him to reveal the heavens and enforce the astounding argument that the earth moves around the sun. For this belief, he was brought before the Holy Office of the Inquisition, accused of heresy, and forced to spend his last years under house arrest. Galileo's oldest child was thirteen when he placed her in a convent near him in Florence, where she took the most appropriate name of Suor Maria Celeste. Her support was her father's greatest source of strength. Her presence, through letters which Sobel has translated from Italian and masterfully woven into the narrative, graces her father's life now as it did then. Galileo's daughter dramatically recolors the personality and accomplishment of a mythic figure whose seventeenth-century clash with Catholic doctrine continues to define the schism between science and religion.