Who Was Galileo?

Who Was Galileo?


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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780448479859
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 02/10/2015
Series: Penguin Who Was...Series
Pages: 112
Sales rank: 16,967
Product dimensions: 5.30(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.30(d)
Lexile: 760L (what's this?)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

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Patricia Brennan Demuth is the author of Who Was Laura Ingalls Wilder?, Who Is Bill Gates?, What Was Ellis Island?, and What Was Pearl Harbor?

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Who Was Galileo?

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Who Was Galileo? 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Astronomer who invented the telescope. Lived from 1564 to 1642.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Galileo is easily one of the greatest man to ever live in the last millennia and it's through him we view the stars differently. You're never too young to start learning about Galileo. The part I find most fascinating is Galileo being a devout Catholic. I never would've thought of that from previous understanding, but it was also integral to him. That is Galileo trying to maintain his religion while exploring aspects of it and looking at the stars.