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Who was Galileo? / by Patricia Brennan Demuth ; illustrated by John O'Brien.

By: Demuth, Patricia [author.].
Contributor(s): O'Brien, John, 1953- [illustrator.].
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookSeries: Who was--: Publisher: New York, New York : Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, [2015]Description: 105 pages : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780448479859; 0448479850; 9781480665415; 148066541X; 9780606365949; 060636594X.Subject(s): Galilei, Galileo, 1564-1642 -- Juvenile literature | Galilei, Galileo, 1564-1642 | Galileo, 1564-1642 | Astronomers -- Italy -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Physicists -- Italy -- Biography -- Juvenile literature | Astronomers | Physicists | Italy | JUVENILE NONFICTION / Biography & Autobiography / Science & Technology | JUVENILE NONFICTION / History / Renaissance | JUVENILE NONFICTION / People & Places / Europe | Astronomers | Physicists | Mathematicians | Astronomers -- Italy -- Biography | Physicists -- Italy -- Biography | Mathematicians -- Italy -- BiographyGenre/Form: Biography. | Juvenile works.DDC classification: 520.92 | B
Contents:
Who was Galileo? -- Boyhood -- Hungry for knowledge -- A rebel teacher -- Happy years -- Looking at the heavens -- The starry messenger -- A very dangerous thing? -- A masterpiece -- On trial -- Final years.
Summary: "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.
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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.

Ages 8-12.

Includes bibliographical references (page 104).

Who was Galileo? -- Boyhood -- Hungry for knowledge -- A rebel teacher -- Happy years -- Looking at the heavens -- The starry messenger -- A very dangerous thing? -- A masterpiece -- On trial -- Final years.

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