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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.
Too many run-on sentences. Made it difficult to follow the train of thought.Published 22 days ago by Janet C Beckemeyer
A very readable account of a specific period in Italy. Thanks to is daughter's letters, Galileo's were burned, we get a intimate portrait of the family and the concerns of Galileo... Read morePublished 28 days ago by DanielGree
This was an interesting book to me, because I knew little of the history of that period of what became Italy, and little of Galileo's story. Read morePublished 1 month ago by J. Harshbarger
Stands up well against any biography of Galileo. It both covers the most important elements of his life and provides a unique angle rooting in historically-rich material. Read morePublished 1 month ago by J Kragt
Very interesting and educational. Political intrigue 4 centuries ago...not much has changed. Science was outlawed then.Published 1 month ago by outdoor weaver
The book arrived promptly and it is a very interesting story. I am happy to get to know more about Galileo's life and the stance of the intellectuals of those days. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Ted
What a wonderful look at the life and times of Galileo. Though the title would lead one to think this was to be about one of his two daughters, it actually provides an intimate... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Zee