Heavens Above: The Story Of Galileo Galilei by Kenneth Ireland
Galileo has had a brilliant idea for a telescope - the only problem is, someone else thought of it first! And as for his ideas about the Earth travelling around the Sun...The Pope is not amused. Gives an insight into what Galileo was like and the resistance his new ideas received. Kenneth Ireland is an accomplished fiction author. The Super Scientist Storybook series introduces children to famous scientists and their discoveries though the medium of fiction. Fun and interesting approach to science, based on National Curriculum topics. Timeline shows major events in scientist's life. Glossary explains difficult scientific words. Lively illustrations break up text. All checked thoroughly by consultant from the Science Museum.