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Starry Messenger - Galileo Galilei

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Starry Messenger - Galileo Galilei

by Peter Sis


Quick Overview

The life and genius of Galileo Galilei are portrayed in this picture book that includes maps, events, and a world view of Galileo's time period. Full color.
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    In every age there are courageous people who break with tradition to explore new ideas and challenge accepted truths. Galileo Galilei was just such a man--a genius--and the first to turn the telescope to the skies to map the heavens. In doing so, he offered objective evidence that the earth was not the fixed center of the universe but that it and all the other planets revolved around the sun. Galileo kept careful notes and made beautiful drawings of all that he observed. Through his telescope he brought the starts down to earth for everyone to see. By changing the way people saw the galaxy, Galileo was also changing the way they saw themselves and their place in the universe. This was very exciting, but to some to some it was deeply disturbing. Galileo has upset the harmonious view of heaven and earth that had been accepted since ancient times. He had turned the world upside down. Size 0.15" H x 11.22" L x 7.48" W, 40 pages

    Additional Information

    ISBN 9780374470272
    Author Peter Sis
    Age Group 6-10
    Book Type paperback

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