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Renaissance Genius: Galileo Galilei & His Legacy to Modern Science
 
 
Author
David Whitehouse.
Publisher Sterling  
Format hardcover
Product Dimensions 9.5 x 7.5 x 1 inches
ISBN 9781402769771
Pages/Publication Date 256/2009
Daedalus Item Code 23989
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Description
Four hundred years ago, Galileo Galilei used the telescope he created to record the world's first astronomical observations beyond the powers of the human eye, an achievement celebrated in this lavishly illustrated book about his life and work from BBC science correspondent David Whitehouse.

"This illustrated biography is an efficient and perceptive introduction to [Galileo's] personality and historic scientific achievements. Himself a scientist and author of popular works such as The Sun, Whitehouse writes with empathy for Galileo's impetus to connect with the reading public of his day, which he achieved with the sensational announcements in his 1610 book The Starry Messenger. Interestingly, Whitehouse sees the discovery of Jupiter's moons as a by-product of Galileo's midlife crisis. Successful but not famous, Galileo knew that the telescope could make his name, and he pounced on the opportunity. While the arc of Whitehouse's narrative curves along Galileo's relationships with the powerful of Renaissance Florence and Rome, culminating in his ordeal before the Inquisition, its inclusion of Galileo's family life, by tapping into Dava Sobel's Galileo's Daughter, renders a humanized portrait. Supported by a book design whose elements are colorful, cosmic, and subtle, Whitehouse's volume should prove highly attractive to students and recreational readers of scientific history."Booklist

 
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