|Title:||Galileo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love (Windsor Selection)|
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|Publisher:||Chivers (June 2000)|
Galileo's Daughter also presents a stunning portrait of a person hitherto lost to history, described by her father as "a woman of exquisite mind, singular goodness, and most tenderly attached to m. 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 da. With all the human drama and scientific adventure that distinguished Dava Sobel's previous book Longitude, Galileo's Daughter is an unforgettable story.
In Galileo's Daughter, Dava Sobel (author of the bestselling Longitude) tells the story of the famous scientist and his illegitimate daughter, Sister Maria Celeste
This book, entitled Galileo's Daughter is a dual biography, both of Galileo and of his eldest daughter, a cloistered nun of the Poor Clares. It is also in part a fascinating chronicle of a 17th Century clash between Science and Catholic doctrine; arguably the most historically significant and intense battle between religious belief and scientific knowledge. He had thought for a long time that Copernicus was correct in postulating that the Earth revolves around the sun, and with Galileo's mathematical skills and the scientific instruments he had invented, he was able to establish proof. Maria's letters show the wavering stages of approval and disapproval of Galileo's conclusions by the Catholic Church. At first his theories were welcomed, then seen as a challenge to the Catholic faith; the greatest threat since Martin Luther.
In Galileo's Daughter, Dava Sobel (author of the bestselling Longitude ) tells the story of the famous scientist and his illegitimate daughter, Sister Maria Celeste.
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It was well worth reading a second time. Sobel is a great writer and has the ability to give us the love between father and daughter. This book is doubly wonderful if you've visited Florence, Tuscany, Venice or Rome. Those areas play a big role in the book. If you have an interest in science then the book is even richer. If you haven't read about Galileo since the typical short historical introduction gained in high school, as I have, this book will be truly eye opening. The life of this scientist, astronomer and philosopher is full of intrigue and drama fit for a work of fiction. It is unbelievable that Galileo was able to accomplish so much given his life's experiences.
Galileo’s Daughter is neither a new book nor about evolution, but it exemplifies the nature of science and illuminates the interaction between science and society. Dava Sobel has written two popular science books: Longitude and Galileo’s Daughter. She has a long career as a science writer and in these books, she not only gives clear, basic explanations of the science but also provides a rich social and political context for this scientific work.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -382) and index.