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While Galileo tangled with the Church, Maria Celeste--whose adopted name was a tribute to her father's fascination with the heavens--provided moral and emotional support with her frequent letters, approving of his work because she knew the depth of his faith. As Sobel notes, "It is difficult today ... to see the Earth at the center of the Universe. Yet that is where Galileo found it." With her fluid prose and graceful turn of phrase, Sobel breathes life into Galileo, his daughter, and the earth-centered world in which they lived. --Sunny Delaney --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
This is an amazing book. We learn about family life of the era as well as the function of the church and of the scientific community.Published 22 hours ago by Nancy V. Faix
This was tedious and boring from the beginning, so I didn't get very far before I put it down for something more interesting.Published 13 days ago by Ordinary Consumer
I loved the,way this book was written. I became as involved with the characters easily. Highly recommend, especially to a reader who doesn't typically pick up a biography.Published 23 days ago by SL
This is not at all a book about Galileo's daughter. It is a biography of Galileo. The title is very misleading. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Melanie D. Typaldos
A wonderful account of Galileo's genius and the politics of scientific discovery in sixteenth century Italy, combined with the touching story his relationship with his brilliant... Read morePublished 1 month ago by margaret smart
Just could not get into this even though it's the type of reading I generally enjoy.Published 1 month ago by C. Martin
One of my all time favorites. Wonderful book. Well written.Published 2 months ago by Jacquelyn Dougherty
A stunning book. Brilliant story easy to read. Engaging. Exquisitely human and in many ways sad due to the persecution by the chirchPublished 2 months ago by T. C. Norman
Interesting historical novel. I hadn't read or knew that much about Galileo or how pwereful the Catholic church was ib olden times.Published 2 months ago by Robert Sessums