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Who Was Galileo? (Paperback) (Patricia Brennan Demuth)

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Like Michelangelo, Galileo is another Renaissance great known just by his first name--a name that is synonymous with scientific achievement. Born in Pisa, Italy, in the sixteenth century, Galileo contributed to the era's great rebirth of knowledge. He invented a telescope to observe the heavens. From there, not even the sky was the limit! He turned long-held notions about the universe topsy turvy with his support of a sun-centric solar system. Patricia Brennan Demuth offers a sympathetic portrait of a brilliant man who lived in a time when speaking scientific truth to those in power was still a dangerous proposition.
Like Michelangelo, Galileo is another Renaissance great known just by his first name--a name that is synonymous with scientific achievement. Born in Pisa, Italy, in the sixteenth century, Galileo contributed to the era's great rebirth of knowledge. He invented a telescope to observe the heavens. From there, not even the sky was the limit! He turned long-held notions about the universe topsy turvy with his support of a sun-centric solar system. Patricia Brennan Demuth offers a sympathetic portrait of a brilliant man who lived in a time when speaking scientific truth to those in power was still a dangerous proposition.
Number of Pages: 105
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Sub-Genre: Biography + Autobiography / Science + Technology, People + Places / Europe, History / Renaissance
Series Title: Who Was...?
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Penguin Group USA
Age Range: 9-12 years
Author: Patricia Brennan Demuth
Language: English
Street Date: February 5, 2015
TCIN: 16895966
UPC: 9780448479859
Item Number (DPCI): 247-42-4887
$5.99

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