Publisher: Walker & Company; 6th Printing edition (1999)
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encouraged through an extended fascination with Galileo, and through the outstanding surviving letters of his daughter Maria Celeste, a cloistered nun, Dava Sobel has crafted a biography that dramatically recolors the character and accomplishments of a mythic determine whose early-seventeenth-century conflict with Catholic doctrine keeps to outline the schism among technological know-how and religion-the guy Albert Einstein referred to as "the father of recent physics-indeed of contemporary technological know-how altogether." it's also a gorgeous portrait of Galileo's daughter, someone hitherto misplaced to background, defined by means of her father as "a lady of beautiful brain, singular goodness, and such a lot tenderly connected to me."