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Conversations with Galileo: A Fictional Dialogue Based on Biographical Facts

Conversations with Galileo: A Fictional Dialogue Based on Biographical Facts (Hardback, New edition)

By Shea, William
Foreword by Sobel, Dava

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Imagined by a renowned cosmologist who holds an academic post at Galileo's old university, this fictionalised conversation presents the essential biography of a man who transformed our view of the universe. When Galileo Galilei pointed his telescope to the skies, he ushered in a ...scientific revolution: the Moon turned out to be covered with mountains and craters, stars popped out of nowhere, and four satellites were found to be orbiting Jupiter. His discovery of the phases of Venus in 1610 forever shattered the notion that the Sun orbited the Earth and transformed humanity's sense of itself and its place in the cosmos. It also contributed to the demise of the idea that knowledge about the world was to be found in ancient texts or supernatural authority. Eavesdrop on an enlightening conversation, and make your own discoveries - about Galileo's life in the Medici court, his love of wine and women, and how he came to spend his last eight years under house arrest.
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ISBN 9781786782496
Released NZ 12 Nov 2019
Publisher Watkins Media
Format Hardback, New edition
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ISBN-13 9781786782496
Stock Available
Status In stock at publisher; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Watkins Media
Imprint Watkins Publishing
Released 12 Nov 2019
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback, New edition
Edition New edition
Author(s) By Shea, William
Foreword by Sobel, Dava
Category Biography & Autobiography: Science, Technology & Engineering
History Of Science
Number of Pages 128
Dimensions Width: 106mm
Height: 175mm
Dewey Code 520.92
Weight 567g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Astronomers - Italy, Creative nonfiction
NBS Text Biography: Science, Technology & Medical
ONIX Text General/trade

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