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Galileo's daughter [a historical memoir of science, faith, and love]

Moving between Galileo's public life and Maria Celeste's sequestered world, Sobel illuminates the Florence of the Medicis and the papal court in Rome during an era when humanity's perception of its place in the cosmos was overturned.

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  • "David Rintoul reads Galileo's daughter"

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  • "The voices of Galileo and his daughter, Sister Maria Celeste, echo down the centuries through letters and writings which author Dava Sobel masterfully weaves into her narrative, building toward the crescendo of history's most dramatic collision between science and religion. In the process, she illuminates an entire era: when one man fought to reconcile the Heaven he revered as a good Catholic with the heavens revealed to him through his telescope."
  • "Moving between Galileo's public life and Maria Celeste's sequestered world, Sobel illuminates the Florence of the Medicis and the papal court in Rome during an era when humanity's perception of its place in the cosmos was overturned."@en
  • "Narrative using correspondence that illuminates the life of the famous astronomer and his daughter."
  • "Galileo Galilei was the foremost scientist of his day. Though he never left Italy, his inventions and discoveries were heralded around the world. His telescopes allowed him to reveal the heavens and enforce the astounding argument that the earth moves around the sun. For this belief, he was brought before the Holy Office of the Inquisition, accused of heresy, and forced to spend his last years under house arrest. Galileo's oldest child was thirteen when he placed her in a convent near him in Florence, where she took the most appropriate name of Suor Maria Celeste. Her support was her father's greatest source of strength. Her presence, through letters which Sobel has translated from Italian and masterfully woven into the narrative, graces her father's life now as it did then. Galileo's daughter dramatically recolors the personality and accomplishment of a mythic figure whose seventeenth-century clash with Catholic doctrine continues to define the schism between science and religion."@en
  • "Placed in a convent at the age of 13, Galileo's oldest daughter was a constant source of support for her father. The lives of the Medicis and the papal court are illuminated through their correspondence along with Galileo's struggle with the church."@en
  • "Placed in a convent at the age of 13, Galileo's oldest daughter was a constant source of support for her father. The lives of the Medicis and the papal court are illuminated through their correspondence along with Galileo's struggle with the church."
  • "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."
  • "Unabridged."@en
  • "Chronicles the life of Galileo Galilei, focusing on his relationship with his eldest child Virginia, and explaining how she helped influence her father's work."
  • "By including translations of letters from Suor Maria Celeste, Galileo's eldest illegitimate child, the author presents a biography of Galileo along with a portrait of this daughter and a look at the seventeenth century world of Florence and the papal court in Rome."@en

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  • "Biography"
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  • "Records and correspondence"@en
  • "Records and correspondence"
  • "History"
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  • "Audiobooks, Nonfiction"
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  • "Galileo's daughter [a historical memoir of science, faith and love]"
  • "Galileo's daughter [a historical memoir of science, faith, and love]"
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  • "Galileo's daughter a historical memoir of science, faith and love"@en
  • "Galileo's daughter a historical memoir of science, faith, and love"@en
  • "Galileo's daughter a historical memoir of science, faith, and love"
  • "Galileo's Daughter"
  • "Galileo's daughter a historical memoir of science, faith , and love"
  • "Galileo's daughter a drama of science, faith and love"
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  • "Galileo's daughter : a historical memoir of science, faith and love"@en
  • "Galileo's daughter [a drama of science, faith and love]"@en
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  • "Galileo's daughter"@en