Galileo: A Life

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Beard Books, 2005 - 332 pagina's
A suspenseful narrative and spiritive rendition of the life of Galileo.
 

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GALILEO: A Life

Gebruikersrecensie  - Kirkus

This readable biography of the 17th-century scientist and mathematician is long on politics and personality and short on science and math. Reston (Collision at Home plate, 1991) divides Galileo's life ... Volledige review lezen

LibraryThing Review

Gebruikersrecensie  - DanStratton - LibraryThing

Galileo is one of the scientists I have always head about in school, especially my physics class. It figured it was about time I learned more about him. What struck me was the number of inventions he ... Volledige review lezen

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The Wrangler
3
Lucifers Arm
17
PADUA AND VENICE
37
The Golden Ox
39
Frogs and Mice
58
The Stone and the Quarry
83
FLORENCE
107
The Nasty Seed
109
Gloom at Bellosguardo
172
The Heart of the Scorpion
188
Convulsion
211
The Trial of Galileo
233
SIENA AND ARCETRI
263
Blind Obedience
265
Apology
283
Biographers Notes
287

Black Fire and Floating Bodies
122
Intermezzo
139
FLORENCE AND ROME
143
O Ye Fools of Galilee
145
The Cardinals Scold
157
Selected Biliography
299
Acknowledgments
305
Index
309
Copyright

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Over de auteur (2005)

James Reston, Jr., is the author of eleven previous books, including "The Last Apocalypse" & "Galileo: A Life". He has written articles for "The New Yorker", "Esquire", "Vanity Fair", "Time", "Rolling Stone", & many other publications, & the scripts for three "Frontline" documentaries. He lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

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