Galileo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love

Galileo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love

By: Sobel, Dava

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420 pages; edge wear, crease in cover; Drawing from over 100 recently translated letters, this historical account chronicles the life of the Italian astronomer Galileo Galilei by examining his relationship with his eldest daughter, Virginia, a cloistered nun. This biography places their correspondence in historical context, detailing the religious and political climate of Galileo's time that led to his eventual conviction in 1633 for defending the Copernican system. A New York Times Notable Book for 1999

Title: Galileo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love

Author Name: Sobel, Dava

Categories: Historical,

Publisher: New York, Penguin Books: 2000

ISBN Number: 0140280553

ISBN Number 13: 9780140280555

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: Good

Type: Trade Paperback

Seller ID: kb010997

Keywords: n|n|BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY::Historical