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The Resource Galileo's daughter : a historical memoir of science, faith, and love, Dava Sobel

Galileo's daughter : a historical memoir of science, faith, and love, Dava Sobel

Label
Galileo's daughter : a historical memoir of science, faith, and love
Title
Galileo's daughter
Title remainder
a historical memoir of science, faith, and love
Statement of responsibility
Dava Sobel
Title variation
Galileos daughter
Title variation remainder
a historical memoir of science, faith, and love
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Inspired by a long fascination with Galileo, and by the remarkable surviving letters of his daughter, the cloistered nun Maria Celeste, Dava Sobel has crafted a biography that dramatically recolors the personality and accomplishments of a mythic figure whose early-seventeenth-century clash with Catholic doctrine continues to define the schism between science and religion. Moving between Galileo's grand public life and Maria Celeste's sequestered world, Sobel illuminates the Florence of the Medicis and the papal court in Rome during the pivotal era when humanity's perception of its place in the cosmos was about to be overturned. During that same time, while the bubonic plague wreaked its terrible devastation and the Thirty Years' War tipped fortunes across Europe, Galileo sought to reconcile the Heaven he revered as a good Catholic with the heavens he revealed through his telescope"--Page 4 of cover
Summary
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
Writing style
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 1999.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 1999.
  • Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Science and Technology, 1999.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 1999
Biography type
individual biography
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154426
Cataloging source
YDXCP
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Sobel, Dava
Dewey number
  • 520/.92
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Intended audience
1530L
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
QB36.G2
LC item number
S65 2011
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1530
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Galilei, Galileo
  • Galilei, Maria Celeste
  • Galilei, Galileo
  • Galilei, Maria Celeste
  • Galilei, Galileo
  • Galilei, Maria Celeste
  • Astronomers
  • Astronomy
  • Astronomers
  • Italy
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a historical memoir of science, faith, and love
Label
Galileo's daughter : a historical memoir of science, faith, and love, Dava Sobel
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"With a new preface"--Cover [p.4]
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 376-393) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1081020
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 420 pages
Isbn
9780802779656
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780802779656
  • (OCoLC)742519024
Label
Galileo's daughter : a historical memoir of science, faith, and love, Dava Sobel
Publication
Note
"With a new preface"--Cover [p.4]
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 376-393) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1081020
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
ix, 420 pages
Isbn
9780802779656
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780802779656
  • (OCoLC)742519024

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