9780374371913

Starry Messenger: A Book Depicting the Life of a Famous Scientist, Mathematician, Astronomer, Philosopher, Physicist, Galileo Galilei

ISBN 10: 0374371911 / 0-374-37191-1
ISBN 13: 9780374371913
Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux
Publication Date: 1996
Binding: Hardcover
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In every age there are courageous people who break with tradition to explore new ideas and challenge accepted truths. Galileo Galilei was just such a man - a genius - and the first to turn the telescope to the skies to map the heavens. In doing so, he offered objective evidence that the earth was not the fixed center of the universe but that it and all the other planets revolved around the sun. Galileo kept careful notes and made beautiful drawings of all that he observed. Through his telescope he brought the stars down to earth for everyone to see. By changing the way people saw the galaxy, Galileo was also changing the way they saw themselves and their place in the universe. This was very exciting, but to some it was deeply disturbing. Galileo had upset the harmonious view of heaven and earth that had been accepted since ancient times. In his new book, Peter Sis employs the artist's lens to give us an extraordinary view of the life of Galileo Galilei. Sis tells his story in language as simple as a fairy tale, in pictures as rich and tightly woven as a tapestry, and in Galileo's own words, written more than 350 years ago and still resonant with truth.

Review:
"...artfully introduces the fascinating life of Galileo to young readers....The author's take on his exceptional subject avoids the usual, eye-glazing list of accomplishments and gives readers Galileo himself, who always had stars on his mind."

Kirkus, 10/01/1996

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"The magic of 'Starry Messenger' is how Mr. Sis manages to tell the relatively complicated story of Galileo in such a simple, straightforward way, accompanied by some of the most gorgeous illustrations imaginable....original and exquisite."

Elizabeth Spires, New York Times Book Review, 11/10/1996

 

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Book Description: Farrar, Straus Giroux Inc, United States, 1996. Hardback. Book Condition: New. New ed. 314 x 238 mm. Brand New Book. If they had seen what we see, they would have judged as we judge. -- Galileo Galilei In every age there are courageous people who break with tradition to explore new ideas and challenge accepted truths. Galileo Galilei was just such a man--a genius--and the first to turn the telescope to the skies to map the heavens. In doing so, he offered objective evidence that the earth was not the fixed center of the universe but that it and all the other planets revolved around the sun. Galileo kept careful notes and made beautiful drawings of all that he observed. Through his telescope he brought the starts down to earth for everyone to see. By changing the way people saw the galaxy, Galileo was also changing the way they saw themselves and their place in the universe. This was very exciting, but to some to some it was deeply disturbing. Galileo has upset the harmonious view of heaven and earth that had been accepted since ancient times. He had turned the world upside down. In this amazing new book, Peter Sis employs the artist s lens to give us an extraordinary view of the life of Galileo Galilei. Sis tells his story in language as simple as a fairy tale, in pictures as rich and tightly woven as a tapestry, and in Galileo s own words, written more than 350 years ago and still resonant with truth. Starry Messenger is a 1997 Caldecott Honor Book. Bookseller Inventory # AAS9780374371913

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Book Description: Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Peter Ss (illustrator). Hardcover. If they had seen what we see, they would have judged as we judge. -- Galileo GalileiIn every age there are courageous people who break with tradition to explore new ideas and challenge accepted truths. Galileo Galilei was just such a man--a genius--and the first to turn the telescope to the skies to map the heavens. In doing so, he offered objective evidence that the earth was not the fixed center of the universe but that it and all the other planets revolved around the sun. Galileo kept careful notes and made beautiful drawings of all that he observed. Through his telescope he brought the starts down to earth for everyone to see. By changing the way people saw the galaxy, Galileo was also changing the way they saw themselves and their place in the universe. This was very exciting, but to some to some it was deeply disturbing. Galileo has upset the harmonious view of heaven and earth that had been accepted since ancient times. He had turned the world upside down. In this amazing new book, Peter Ss employs the artists lens to give us an extraordinary view of the life of Galileo Galilei. Ss tells his story in language as simple as a fairy tale, in pictures as rich and tightly woven as a tapestry, and in Galileos own words, written more than 350 years ago and still resonant with truth. Starry Messenger is a 1997 Caldecott Honor Book. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN, Momence,IL, Commerce,GA. book. Bookseller Inventory # 9780374371913

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