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Author Demuth, Patricia, author

Title Who was Galileo? / by Patricia Brennan Demuth ; illustrated by John O'Brien

Publication Info. New York, New York : Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Group (USA) LLC, [2015]


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Eureka Juvenile Non-Fiction  J92 Galileo    ---  Available
 Pittsburg 1st Fl Juvenile Biography  J BIO Galileo    ---  Available
Description 105 pages : illustrations, map ; 20 cm.
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Series Who was...?
Who was-- ?
Summary "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"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 104-105)
Contents Who was Galileo? -- Boyhood -- Hungry for knowledge -- A rebel teacher -- Happy years -- Looking at the heavens -- The starry messenger -- A very dangerous thing? -- A masterpiece -- On trial -- Final years.
Subject Galilei, Galileo, 1564-1642 -- Juvenile literature.
Astronomers -- Italy -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Physicists -- Italy -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Genre/Form Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
Juvenile works. (OCoLC)fst01411637
Added Author O'Brien, John, 1953- illustrator.
ISBN 9780606365949

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