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Galileo's Daughter A Historical Memoir of Science Faith and Love

Personality accomplishment of a mythic figure whose 17th century clash with Catholic doctrine continues to define the schism between science religion Moving between Galileo's grand public life Maria Celeste's seuestered world Sobel illuminates the Florence of the Medicis the papal court in Rome during the pivotal era when humanity's perception of its place in the cosmos was about to be overturned In that same time while the bubonic plague wreaked its terrible devastation the 30 Years' War tipped fortunes across Europe one man sought to reconcile the Heaven he revered as a good Catholic with the heavens he revealed thru a telescope With all the drama scientific adventure that distinguished Dava Sobel's previous book Longitude Galileo's Daughter is an unforgettable stor. Galileo had a daughter So what That uestion may be raised which is understandable Besides all famous people do procreate right What makes Galileo s Daughter so significant anyway Wel

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Inspired by long fascination with Galileo the surviving letters of his daughter a cloistered nun Sobel has written a biography of the one Einstein called the father of modern physics indeed of modern science altogether Galileo's Daughter presents a portrait of a person hitherto lost to history described by Galileo as a woman of exuisite mind singular goodness most tenderly attached to me Son of a musician Galileo Galilei 1564 1642 tried at 1st to enter a monastery before engaging the skills that made him the foremost scientist of his day Tho he never left Italy his inventions discoveries were heralded round the world Most sensationally his telescopes allowed him to reveal a new reality in the heavens to reinforce the argument that the Earth moves round the Sun For this. What a spectacular book My advice to you is to violently discard the grossly inferior book you are currently wasting your time with for this one instead Toss it aside like the trash it is

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Belief he was brought before the Holy Office of the Inuisition accused of heresy forced to spend his last years under house arrest Of Galileo's three illegitimate children the eldest best mirrored his own brilliance industry sensibility by virtue of such ualities became his confidante Born Virginia in 1600 she was 13 when Galileo placed her in a convent near him in Florence where she took the most appropriate name of Suor Maria Celeste Her loving support which Galileo repaid in kind proved to be her father's greatest source of strength thru his most productive tumultuous years Her presence thru letters which Sobel has translated from their original Italian woven into the narrative graces her father's life now as it did then Galileo's Daughter dramatically recolors the. DNF around 30% The title of this book is misleading it s really a book about Galileo and only secondarily about his daughter who was clearly the Human Interest Angle to illuminate the life


About the Author: Dava Sobel

Dava Sobel is an accomplished writer of popular expositions of scientific topics A 1964 graduate of the Bronx High School of Science Ms Sobel attended Antioch College and the City College of New York before receiving her bachelor of arts degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton in 1969 She holds honorary doctor of letters degrees from the University of Bath in England and M



10 thoughts on “Galileo's Daughter A Historical Memoir of Science Faith and Love

  1. says:

    Well it’s really about Galileo The daughter thing is a hook and I found that to be the weakest part of the book Galileo in this historical memoir has had three children by a woman not his wife The daughters are thus unmarriageable and are se

  2. says:

    Einstein said of Galileo that he was the father of modern physics of modern science altogether We think of him as the father of astronomy But how much do we really know about his life? The answer surprisingly is uite a lot

  3. says:

    What a spectacular book My advice to you is to violently discard the grossly inferior book you are currently wasting your time with for this one instead Toss it aside like the trash it is This is a far better substitute Do yourself

  4. says:

    After 150 pages I decided if this book didn’t end by smashing the patriarchy I didn’t want to read any And since it would end in 1642 I gave up Say what you will about ‘the times’ it’s impossible to buy the idea that a well off well educated intelligent and self respecting public figure can’t know he’s participating in screwing over half of humanity Back in the days of Galileo the author tells us it was atypical for male acad

  5. says:

    So given the title you'd think this would be about Galileo's daughter Sister Maria Celeste who he called a woman of exuisite mind singular goodness and most tenderly attached to me Perhaps you might have thought that through her eyes this account is partly based upon and includes several of her letters you might gain insight into the mind o

  6. says:

    DNF around 30% The title of this book is misleading it's really a book about Galileo and only secondarily about h

  7. says:

    As the daughter of a physicist I couldn't resist this book It is a biography of both Galileo and his older daughter who was a nun in a local mo

  8. says:

    Galileo Galileo Galileo Figaro MAGNIFICO O O O SCIENCE AND RELIGION My biggest uestion after reading this book is what did Galileo believe?Science has canonized him as one of their patron saints and rightfully so The man was a genius But he was also a good Catholic or at least he appeared to be When the church told him to do something he d

  9. says:

    Galileo had a daughter? So what? That uestion may be raised which is understandable Besides all famous people do procreate right? What makes Galileo’s Daughter so significant anyway? Well if you read this book you surely will change your mindDava Sobel again amazed me with her skill in combining history science and human relations into one book Not many authors could do such thing I daresay She successfull

  10. says:

    This is a well researched historical novel about the relationship between Galileo and his eldest daughter Virginia Galilei 1600 1634 Apparently Galileo did not marry Marina Gamba of Venice even though they had 3 children together The son Vincenzo was legitimized and studied law at the University of Pisa The two girls were deemed to be un marriageable so were sent off to become nuns when they were 11 years old Virginia became Suor Maria C

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