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Galileo

Astronomer and Physicist, Revised Edition

Series: Great Minds of Science

By Paul W. Hightower

Many historians credit Galileo as the “founder of modern experimental science.” But his life was not easy. His outspoken beliefs and discoveries earned him many enemies. The Roman Catholic Church disagreed with Galileo regarding Earth’s position in the universe. The Church punished him and he spent the rest of his life under house arrest. This revised title in the GREAT MINDS OF SCIENCE series is the perfect introduction to the life and work of this amazing scientist.

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Reviews

". . . will generate valuable discussion in class while promoting the history and nature of science standards."

National Science Teachers Association Recommends Web site, posted October 1, 2008

"Galileo’s life and struggles are depicted in an informative and readable manner."

Southern Maine Library District, October 6, 2008

"The text is very readable . . . This biography is brief, but thorough enough for research even at the high school level . . . Nicely done, interestingly written."

Washington Young Adult Book Review Group, December 2008

"Galileo's important work is placed in the broader sociopolitical context of seventeenth-century Europe. Frank discussion of his complex relationship with the Catholic church makes him all the more human."

The Horn Book Guide, Spring 2009

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