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Galileo's daughter : a historical memoir of science, faith, and love

Author: Dava Sobel
Publisher: New York : Walker & Co., 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Inspired by a long fascination with Galileo, and by the remarkable surviving letters of his daughter, the cloistered nun Maria Celeste, Dava Sobel has crafted a biography that dramatically recolors the personality and accomplishments of a mythic figure whose early-seventeenth-century clash with Catholic doctrine continues to define the schism between science and religion. Moving between Galileo's grand public life  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Records and correspondence
Correspondence
Named Person: Galileo Galilei; Maria Celeste Galilei; Galileo Galilei; Maria Celeste Galilei; Galileo Galilei; Maria Celeste Galilei
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dava Sobel
ISBN: 9780802779656 0802779654
OCLC Number: 742519024
Notes: "With a new preface"--Cover [p.4].
Description: ix, 420 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Responsibility: Dava Sobel.

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"Inspired by a long fascination with Galileo, and by the remarkable surviving letters of his daughter, the cloistered nun Maria Celeste, Dava Sobel has crafted a biography that dramatically recolors the personality and accomplishments of a mythic figure whose early-seventeenth-century clash with Catholic doctrine continues to define the schism between science and religion. Moving between Galileo's grand public life and Maria Celeste's sequestered world, Sobel illuminates the Florence of the Medicis and the papal court in Rome during the pivotal era when humanity's perception of its place in the cosmos was about to be overturned. During that same time, while the bubonic plague wreaked its terrible devastation and the Thirty Years' War tipped fortunes across Europe, Galileo sought to reconcile the Heaven he revered as a good Catholic with the heavens he revealed through his telescope"--Page 4 of cover.

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