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

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While Galileo Galilei was under house arrest, accused of heresy for his claim that the earth revolved around the sun, his daughter Virginia, a ... Show synopsis

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

Overall customer rating: 4.500
pnguinlovr

Interesting But Not Gripping Tale

by pnguinlovr on Feb 6, 2014

The story of Galileo's struggles with the church are nicely balanced by his relationship with his daughter and her own development into a strong woman. There is little drama--even his "trial" is reduced to transcript excerpts--but it it reflects an oddly current duel between science and religion.

myves

excellent book

by myves on Nov 3, 2011

This is an excellent book that I enjoy thoughrouly

Brandx

WOW!

by Brandx on Nov 5, 2010

Dava Sobel has written a beautiful biography about Galileo...she masterfully relives the religious and political battles surrounding his findings and discoveries...and his daughter's letters will make you sit back in awe at the beauty of her writings to her father.

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