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

By: Sobel, Dava

Price: $2.78

Publisher: New York, Penguin Books: 2000

Seller ID: kb010997

ISBN: 0140280553

Condition: Good


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 View more info