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The Resource Galileo's daughter : a historical memoir of science, faith, and love, Dava Sobel

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

Label
Galileo's daughter : a historical memoir of science, faith, and love
Title
Galileo's daughter
Title remainder
a historical memoir of science, faith, and love
Statement of responsibility
Dava Sobel
Title variation
Galileos daughter
Title variation remainder
a historical memoir of science, faith, and love
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Chronicles the life of Galileo Galilei, focusing on his relationship with his eldest child Virginia, and explaining how she helped influence her father's work
Summary
Presents a biography of the scientist through the surviving letters of his illegitimate daughter Maria Celeste, who wrote him from the Florence convent where she lived from the age of thirteen
Writing style
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 1999.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 1999.
  • Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Science and Technology, 1999.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 1999
Biography type
contains biographical information
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154426
Cataloging source
DLC
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Sobel, Dava
Dewey number
520.92
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
LC call number
QB36.G2
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1530
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Galilei, Galileo
  • Galilei, Maria Celeste
  • Astronomers
  • Nuns
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a historical memoir of science, faith, and love
Label
Galileo's daughter : a historical memoir of science, faith, and love, Dava Sobel
Instantiates
Publication
Note
First published in the United States by Walker Publishing Company, Inc., 1999
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [376]-393) and index
Carrier category
  • volume
  • sheet
Carrier category code
  • nc
  • nb
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Paperback edition.
Extent
ix, 420 pages
Isbn
9780802779656
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, genealogical table, map
Label
Galileo's daughter : a historical memoir of science, faith, and love, Dava Sobel
Publication
Note
First published in the United States by Walker Publishing Company, Inc., 1999
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [376]-393) and index
Carrier category
  • volume
  • sheet
Carrier category code
  • nc
  • nb
Carrier MARC source
  • rdacarrier
  • rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
Paperback edition.
Extent
ix, 420 pages
Isbn
9780802779656
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, genealogical table, map

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