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Galileo: The Genius Who Faced the Inquisition (National Geographic World History Biographies)

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Galileo made the first effective use of the refracting telescope to discover important new facts about astronomy. His observations led him to support Copernicus's claim that Earth and the other planets circled the sun. This conflicted with the teachings of the Catholic Church, and brought Galileo before the judges of the Inquisition. He spent his final years under house arrest.

Galileo's genius lay in the way he approached scientific problems. He reduced problems to simple terms on the basis of experience and common-sense logic. Then he analyzed and resolved the problems according to simple mathematical descriptions, thus opening the way for the development of modern mathematical physics.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9781426302954
Author:
Steele, Philip
Publisher:
National Geographic Society
Subject:
Biography & Autobiography - Science & Technology
Subject:
Science & Nature - Physics
Subject:
Science & Nature - Astronomy
Subject:
Science & Technology
Subject:
Astronomy
Subject:
Scientists
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
National Geographic World History Biographies
Publication Date:
20080931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
60 COLOR PHOTOS, 1 MAP
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
9.50x6.70x.50 in. .40 lbs.
Age Level:
08-12

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