Synopses & Reviews
While Galileo Galilei was under house arrest, accused of heresy for his claim that the earth revolved around the sun, his daughter Virginia, a cloistered nun, proved to be her father's greatest source of strength through the difficult years of his trial and persecution. Winner of the Christopher Award and named a Notable Book of the Year by the "New York Times". Illustrations.
"Sobel is a master storyteller...she brings a great scientist to life."—The New York Times Book Review
"Innovative history and a wonderfully told tale."—Newsweek.
About the Author
Dava Sobel is an award-winning former science writer for The New York Times. The author of the bestselling Longitude and Galileo’s Daughter, Sobel’s work has also appeared in Audubon, Discover, Life, and The New Yorker.
Table of Contents
1. To Florence 3
2. On Bellosguardo 99
3. In Rome 187
4. In Care of the Tuscan Embassy, Villa Medici Rome 231
5. At Siena 285
6. From Arcetri 331
In Galileo's Time 369
Florentine Weights, Measures, Currency 375
Art Credits 396