Galileo's Daughter A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love

ISBN-10: 0140280553

ISBN-13: 9780140280555

Edition: N/A

Authors: Dava Sobel

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List price: $17.00
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/1/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 432
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

Dava Sobel is an American writer who was born in the Bronx, New York, on June 15, 1947. Her books are generally written about the popular science genre and include these titles: Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time (about English clockmaker John Harrison who created the first chronometer); Galileo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love; The Planets, and A More Perfect Heaven: How Copernicus Revolutionised the Cosmos. Sobel graduated from The Bronx High School of Science and Binghamton University. She holds honorary doctor of letters degrees from the University of Bath, and Middlebury College, Vermont, both awarded in 2002. The asteroid 30935 Davasobel is named after her. Sobel is also a former New York Times science reporter and has contributed articles to Audubon, Discover, Life and The New Yorker. She was a contributing editor to Harvard Magazine, writing about scientific research and the history of science.

To Florence
She who was so precious to you
This grand book the universe
Bright stars speak of your virtues
To have the truth seen and recognijed
In the very face of the sun
Observant executrix of God's commands
The malice of my persecutors
Conjecture here among shadows
On Bellosguardo
How our father is favored
To busy my self in your service
What we require above all else
Because of our jeal
Through my memory of their eloquence
A small and trifling body
On the right path, by the grace of God
The tempest of our many torments
In Rome
While seeking to immortalije your fame
Since the Lord chastises us with these whips
The hope of having you always near
That I should be begged to publish such a work
In Care of the Tuscan Embassy, Villa Medici, Rome
How anxiously I live, awaiting word from you
In the chanbers of the Holy Office of the Inguisition
Jainglorious anbition, pure ignorance, and inadvertence
Faithvested in the miraculous Madonna of Jmpruneta
Judgment passed on your book and your person
At Siena
Not knowing how to refuse him the keys
Terrible destruction on the feast of San Lorenjo
Recitation of the penitential psalms
The book of life, or, Aprophet accepted in his own land
From Arcetri
My soul and its longing
Until I have this from your lips
As I struggle to understand
The memory of the sweetnesses
In Galileo's Time
Florentine Weights, Measures, Currency
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