- Paperback: 432 pages
- Publisher: Bloomsbury USA; Book Club Edition. edition (September 4, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0802779654
- ISBN-13: 978-0802779656
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 1.2 x 8.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15.7 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 429 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #80,633 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Galileo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love Paperback – SHM-CD, August 30, 2011
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Dava Sobel is an award-winning science writer and the internationally bestselling author of Longitude and The Planets. Longitude has sold more than 2.5 million copies worldwide. She is co-author of The Illustrated Longitude. She lives in East Hampton, New York.
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This book contains so much information on Galileo, his work, and daily life during the time. The way Sobel weaves in the daughter's letters is amazing. She brings in the church and convent life. Of course, the church plays a big role as Galileo ages.
I love this book. It was well worth reading a second time. Sobel is a great writer and has the ability to give us the love between father and daughter.
This book is doubly wonderful if you've visited Florence, Tuscany, Venice or Rome. Those areas play a big role in the book. If you have an interest in science then the book is even richer. Love it!!