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The Resource Galileo's daughter : a historical memoir of science, faith, and love, Dava Sobel, (electronic resource eBook)

Galileo's daughter : a historical memoir of science, faith, and love, Dava Sobel, (electronic resource eBook)

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
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Galileo Galilei was the foremost scientist of his day. Though he never left Italy, his inventions and discoveries were heralded around the world. His telescopes allowed him to reveal the heavens and enforce 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. Galileo's oldest child was thirteen when he placed her in a convent near him in Florence, where she took the most appropriate name of Suor Maria Celeste. Her support was her father's greatest source of strength. Her presence, through letters which Sobel has translated from Italian and masterfully woven into the narrative, graces her father's life now as it did then. Galileo's daughter dramatically recolors the personality and accomplishment of a mythic figure whose seventeenth-century clash with Catholic doctrine continues to define the schism between science and religion
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
  • 920
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
QB36.G2
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1530
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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OverDrive, Inc
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True
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  • Galilei, Galileo
  • Galilei, Maria Celeste
  • Astronomers
  • Nuns
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, (electronic resource eBook)
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http://downloads.live-brary.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=893C23DF-B046-4957-83E5-B8946DDB88E1
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
To Florence. She who was so precious to you ; This grand book the universe ; Bright stars speak of your virtues ; To have the truth seen and recognized ; In the very face of the sun ; Observant executrix of God's commands ; Malice of my persecutors ; Conjecture here among shadows -- On Bellosguardo. How our father is favored ; To busy myself in your service ; What we require above all else ; Because of our zeal ; Through my memory of their eloquence ; Small and trifling body ; On the right path, by the grace of God ; Tempest of our many torments -- In Rome. While seeking to immortalize your fame ; Since the Lord chastises us with those whips ; Hope of having you always near ; That I should be begged to publish such a work -- In care of the Tuscan Embassy, Villa Medici, Rome. How anxiously I live, awaiting word from you ; In the chambers of the Holy Office of the Inquisition ; Vainglorious ambition, pure ignorance, and inadvertence ; Faith vested in the miraculous Madonna of Impruneta ; Judgment passed on your book and your person -- At Siena. Not knowing how to refuse him the keys ; Terrible destruction on the feast of San Lorenzo ; Recitation of the penitential psalms ; Book of life, or, a prophet accepted in his own land -- From Arcetri. My soul and its longing ; Until I have this from your lips ; As I struggle to understand ; Memory of the sweetnesses -- In Galileo's time -- Florentine weights, measures, currency
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780802777478
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • bc
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893c23df-b046-4957-83e5-b8946ddb88e1
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not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Format: Kindle Book
  • Format: OverDrive READ
  • Requires Adobe Digital Editions or Amazon Kindle
Label
Galileo's daughter : a historical memoir of science, faith, and love, Dava Sobel, (electronic resource eBook)
Link
http://downloads.live-brary.com/ContentDetails.htm?ID=893C23DF-B046-4957-83E5-B8946DDB88E1
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
To Florence. She who was so precious to you ; This grand book the universe ; Bright stars speak of your virtues ; To have the truth seen and recognized ; In the very face of the sun ; Observant executrix of God's commands ; Malice of my persecutors ; Conjecture here among shadows -- On Bellosguardo. How our father is favored ; To busy myself in your service ; What we require above all else ; Because of our zeal ; Through my memory of their eloquence ; Small and trifling body ; On the right path, by the grace of God ; Tempest of our many torments -- In Rome. While seeking to immortalize your fame ; Since the Lord chastises us with those whips ; Hope of having you always near ; That I should be begged to publish such a work -- In care of the Tuscan Embassy, Villa Medici, Rome. How anxiously I live, awaiting word from you ; In the chambers of the Holy Office of the Inquisition ; Vainglorious ambition, pure ignorance, and inadvertence ; Faith vested in the miraculous Madonna of Impruneta ; Judgment passed on your book and your person -- At Siena. Not knowing how to refuse him the keys ; Terrible destruction on the feast of San Lorenzo ; Recitation of the penitential psalms ; Book of life, or, a prophet accepted in his own land -- From Arcetri. My soul and its longing ; Until I have this from your lips ; As I struggle to understand ; Memory of the sweetnesses -- In Galileo's time -- Florentine weights, measures, currency
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780802777478
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • bc
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
893c23df-b046-4957-83e5-b8946ddb88e1
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Format: Kindle Book
  • Format: OverDrive READ
  • Requires Adobe Digital Editions or Amazon Kindle

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