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Super Scientists: Galileo Galilei Sarah Ridley

Super Scientists: Galileo Galilei By Sarah Ridley

Super Scientists: Galileo Galilei by Sarah Ridley

Condition - Very Good
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Young biographies featuring some of the most famous figures in the history of science.

Super Scientists: Galileo Galilei Summary

Super Scientists: Galileo Galilei by Sarah Ridley

Super Scientists are first biographies introducing some of the world's great scientists, simply retelling their lives and explaining why their work was important. Illustrated with archive images and photographs, the chronology of each lifetime is emphasised by a timeline that runs through the book. Galileo Galilei tells the story of 'the father of science' - covering his origins as the son of a musician through his work in astronomy and optics, his troubles with the Church and his enduring legacy today.

About Sarah Ridley

Born in Suffolk, Sarah Ridley lives on the Suffolk/Essex border and is a writer and editor of educational books for children and young people. Recently, a life-long interest in history has led her to write books about the First World War, inspired by reading letters written by soldiers who served in the conflict. Brothers at War tells the story of uncovering the material held in her own family's archives. Dear Jelly sets letters written by soldier brothers to their younger sisters at its core. Teenage children keep Sarah busy when she isn't tied to her computer, and she relaxes by walking along river estuaries close to her home.

Table of Contents

  • 1: A musician's son 4
  • 1: Taught by monks 6
  • 1: Medicine or maths? 8
  • 1: Looking at the Moon 10
  • 1: Copernicus and Galileo 12
  • 1: Star gazing 14
  • 1: Church trouble 16
  • 1: In great danger 18
  • 1: In prison at home 20
  • 1: Galileo's ideas live on 22
  • 1: Glossary/Index 24

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Super Scientists: Galileo Galilei by Sarah Ridley
Used - Very Good
Hachette Children's Group
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