9780739322901

Galileo's Daughter: A Historic Memoir of Science, Faith and Love

ISBN 10: 0739322907 / 0-7393-2290-7
ISBN 13: 9780739322901
Publisher: Random House
Publication Date: 2005

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Synopsis:

Presents a biography of the scientist through the surviving letters of his illegitimate daughter Maria Celeste, who wrote him from the Florence convent where she lived from the age of thirteen. Read by Fritz Weaver. Book available.


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"...showing once again her keen eye for the compelling stories that simmer beneath great discoveries, [Sobel] turns this seemingly meager material into genuine historical drama....The book is most remarkable for its graceful combination of scholarly integrity and rhapsodic tone. Sobel imbues this potentially dry, academic story with the language and cadence of oral storytelling, and she gives it all the dramatic suspense that narrative demands."

Casey Greenfield, Salon, 11/11/1999

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"But the real focus and appeal of Ms. Sobel's book is her account of Galileo's own life and career, which allows her to exercise the skills at scientific narrative that she put to such good use in a previous book, LONGITUDE:...Galileo's story has been told many times, but Ms. Sobel's graceful reworking of it makes several important points clearer. For one thing, it is enlightening to learn how much effort Galileo gave to the literary form of his scientific writings, which....For another thing, it is surprising to see how much Galileo equivocates in his expression of those ideas."

Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, New York Times, 11/15/1999

 

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Sobel, Dava
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