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Galileo antichrist : a biography

Author: Michael White
Publisher: London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Galileo is one of a small group of historical figures known by first name alone, his achievements placing him amongst the giants of science: Darwin, Newton and Einstein. He was a crucial figure in the Scientific Revolution, for many, a martyr whose brilliance and stubbornness saw him crushed by the might of the Roman Catholic Church." "A talented artist and an accomplished musician, Galileo had once considered a  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
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Named Person: Galileo Galilei; Galileo Galilei
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Michael White
ISBN: 9780297848684 0297848682
OCLC Number: 67869973
Description: xv, 284 pages, [8] pages of chiefly color plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Michael White.

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This is a biography of Galileo, one of the greatest scientists and religious heretics in history.  Read more...

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