Who Was Galileo?

Who Was Galileo?

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"Like Michelangelo, Galileo is another Renaissance great known just by his first name--a name that is synonymous with scientific achievement. Born in Pisa, Italy, in the sixteenth century, Galileo contributed to the era's great rebirth of knowledge. He invented a telescope to observe the heavens. From there, not even the sky was the limit! He turned long-held notions about the universe topsy turvy with his support of a sun-centric solar system. Patricia Brennan Demuth offers a sympathetic portrait of a brilliant man who lived in a time when speaking scientific truth to those in power was still a dangerous proposition"-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York, New York :, Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC,, [2015]
ISBN: 9780448479859
0448479850
Characteristics: 105 pages : illustrations, map ; 20 cm
Additional Contributors: O'Brien, John 1953-- Illustrator

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