Galileo's Daughter by Dava Sobel

This historical book intertwines the life of a renowned Italian astronomer with the touching correspondence he shared with his devoted daughter, a cloistered nun. It offers a unique window into the personal life of a man whose work laid the foundations for modern science, while also painting a vivid picture of the 17th-century world. The narrative reveals how his discoveries clashed with the Catholic Church's doctrines, leading to his infamous trial and house arrest, and how his daughter's support and faith influenced his scientific endeavors and personal resilience amidst inquisition and controversy.

The 6097th greatest book of all time


Published
1999
Nationality
American
Type
Nonfiction
Pages
420
Words
Unknown
Original Language
English

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