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World History Biographies: Galileo - (National Geographic World History Biographies (Paper)) (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 64

Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Sub-Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Series Title: National Geographic World History Biographies (Paper)

Format: Paperback

Publisher: National Geographic Society

Age Range: 9-12 years

Book theme: Science & Technology

Author: Philip Steele

Language: English

Street Date: September 9, 2008
TCIN: 77107637
UPC: 9781426302954
Item Number (DPCI): 247-46-4316


Galileo made the first effective use of the refracting telescope to discover important new facts about astronomy. His observations led him to support Copernicus's claim that Earth and the other planets circled the sun. This conflicted with the teachings of the Catholic Church, and brought Galileo before the judges of the Inquisition. He spent his final years under house arrest.

Galileo's genius lay in the way he approached scientific problems. He reduced problems to simple terms on the basis of experience and common-sense logic. Then he analyzed and resolved the problems according to simple mathematical descriptions, thus opening the way for the development of modern mathematical physics.

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