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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
A historical memoir of science, faith, and love
Title variation remainder
a historical memoir of science, faith, and love
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The son of a musician, Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) tried at first to enter a monastery before engaging the skills that made him the foremost scientist of his day. Though he never left Italy, his inventions and discoveries were heralded around the world. Most sensationally, his telescopes allowed him to reveal a new reality in the heavens and to reinforce 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."--BOOK JACKET
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
individual biography
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154426
Cataloging source
DLC
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Sobel, Dava
Dewey number
  • 520/.92
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
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1530
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Galilei, Galileo
  • Galilei, Maria Celeste
  • Astronomers
Target audience
adult
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a historical memoir of science, faith, and love
Label
Galileo's daughter : a historical memoir of science, faith, and love, Dava Sobel
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [376]-382) 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
22 cm
Extent
ix, 420 pages
Isbn
9780140280555
Lccn
99023885
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Galileo's daughter : a historical memoir of science, faith, and love, Dava Sobel
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [376]-382) 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
22 cm
Extent
ix, 420 pages
Isbn
9780140280555
Lccn
99023885
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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