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

ISBN 10: 0802713432 / 0-8027-1343-2
ISBN 13: 9780802713438
Publisher: Walker & Co
Publication Date: 1999
Binding: Hardcover
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Synopsis:
The author of the bestselling "Longitude" now offers a biography unlike any other on Galileo, focusing on the astronomer's relationship with his daughter, Virginia, a cloistered nun, illuminating an era when one man fought to reconcile the heaven he revered as a good Catholic with the heavens revealed through his telescope. 40 illustrations.

Review:
"...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

Review:
"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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Book Description: Walker & Company September 1999, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Galileo has almost become a cliche, a cipher for the debatable war between science and religion. A number of writers have questioned the location of this conventional dichotomy in Galileo's struggles with the Roman Catholic Church, but none so brilliantly as Dava Sobel, through her unassuming story of the relationship between Galileo Galilei and his daughter (one of three illegitimate children), the Claretian nun Marie Celeste. Sobel translates for the first time 124 letters from Sister Marie to her father (the father's responses are apparently forever lost), and around these letters tells the story of Galileo the pious Catholic, trying to reconcile his discoveries with the teachings of his Church. Sobel has her science right, her history right, her storytelling just right. Her attention to the human dimension is the key to a more accurate texturing of a crucial but misunderstood fork in the road to modernity. Bookseller Inventory # 63450

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