Galileo's daughter: a historical memoir of science, faith, and love

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The voices of Galileo and his daughter, Sister Maria Celeste, echo down the centuries through letters and writings which author Dava Sobel masterfully weaves into her narrative, building toward the crescendo of history's most dramatic collision between science and religion. In the process, she illuminates an entire era: when one man fought to reconcile the Heaven he revered as a good Catholic with the heavens revealed to him through his telescope.
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9780802777478
9781415953402
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Inspired by a long fascination with Galileo, and by the remarkable surviving letters of Galileo's daughter, a cloistered nun, Dava Sobel has written a biography unlike any other of the man Albert Einstein called "the father of modern physics- indeed of modern science altogether." Galileo's Daughter also presents a stunning portrait of a person hitherto lost to history, described by her father as "a woman of exquisite mind, singular goodness, and most tenderly attached to me." Galileo's Daughter dramatically recolors the personality and accomplishment of a mythic figure whose seventeenth-century clash with Catholic doctrine continues to define the schism between science and religion. Moving between Galileo's grand public life and Maria Celeste's sequestered world, Sobel illuminates the Florence of the Medicis and 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 and the Thirty Years' War tipped fortunes across Europe, one man sought to reconcile the Heaven he revered as a good Catholic with the heavens he revealed through his telescope. With all the human drama and scientific adventure that distinguished Dava Sobel's previous book Longitude, Galileo's Daughter is an unforgettable story.

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subject_facet Astronomers -- Italy -- Biography, Galilei, Galileo, -- 1564-1642 -- Correspondence, Galilei, Maria Celeste, -- 1600-1634 -- Correspondence
title_display Galileo's daughter : a historical memoir of science, faith, and love
title_full Galileo's Daughter A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith and Love, Galileo's daughter : a historical memoir of science, faith, and love / Dava Sobel
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title_sub a historical memoir of science, faith, and love
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