I, Galileo - eBookI, Galileo - eBook
Bonnie Christensen
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Einstein declared that Galileo was “the father of modern science.” Yet we all know that his success was not particularly welcomed by the church in his own time. This first person narrative provides a friendly feel that provides an engaging overview of Galileo’s contributions to science and society.
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GalileoGalileo
Mitch Stokes
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It's no mystery how profound a role Galileo Galilei played in the Scientific Revolution. Less explored is the Italian innovator's sincere, guiding faith in God. In this exhaustively researched biography that reads like a page-turning novel, Mitch Stokes draws on his expertise in philosophy, logic, math, and science to attune modern ears with Galileo's controversial genius.
     

 
Along Came GalileoAlong Came Galileo
Jeanne Bendick
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Galileo changed the way that we see our world by asking question after question. This easy-to-read biography looks at Galileo's life, including his testing of data and discovery of new theories. 95 indexed pages, softcover with illustrations.
     

 

 
World History Biographies: Galileo, The Genius Who Faced the InquisitionWorld History Biographies: Galileo, The Genius Who Faced the Inquisition
Philip Steele
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A brilliant thinker, Galileo relied upon empirical evidence to further the world's understanding of the planets, motion, and general science. Hounded by the Catholic Church, he nevertheless continued to write after his house arrest in his final years, leaving a legacy of mathematical brilliance to the next generation. With photographs, quotes, illustrations and a running timeline, this is a thorough look into the life of a woman who broke through the barriers in her life. 64 pages, indexed, softcover.
     

 
Life of GalileoLife of Galileo
Bertolt Brecht
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Playwright Bertolt Brecht was born in Germany, leaving in 1933 to come to the U.S. when Hitler came to power. Depicting Galileo in a brutal struggle for freedom from an authoritarian dogma, his Galileo must publicly adjure his theories even as he privately continues to work. Introduction by Norman Roessler. Translated by John Willett. 256 pages, softcover.
     

 
Galileo Goes to Jail and Other Myths about Science and ReligionGalileo Goes to Jail and Other Myths about Science and Religion
Edited by Ronald L. Numbers
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Let's set the record straight concerning whether medieval Christians taught that the earth was flat; Galileo was imprisoned and tortured; Christianity gave birth to modern science; evolution is based on circular reasoning; Darwin had a deathbed conversion. Here 25 contributors knock down persistent rumors. 312 pages, softcover. Harvard University.
     

 

 
Galileo DVD Genius SeriesGalileo DVD Genius Series
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This is the story of the brilliant Italian astronomer and mathematician who dared to challenge the accepted teachings of his day. Galileo's work brought him to the attention of the Inquisition and one of history's greatest minds was forced to work his last years under house arrest. Featuring specially-filmed dramatized depictions and rare contemporary images, this program vividly recreates Galileo's life and work. It also includes expert commentary and analyses by eminent historians.

This DVD features:

  • Exact Mathematical Measurement
  • Gravity and Flotation
  • The Principle of Inertia
  • The Telescope
  • Controversy with the Church
  • Motion and Acceleration
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Galileo: On the Shoulders of Giants, DVDGalileo: On the Shoulders of Giants, DVD
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At the dawn of the 17th century, astronomer Galileo is on the verge of uncovering the biggest mysteries of the universe. But his ambitions are thwarted by lack of money, a lazy brother and a jealous rival. Luckily, Galileo finds support from the pampered son of the powerful Medici family. Under Galileo's tutelage, Prince Cosimo learns that in searching for the stars, one has to have his feet firmly on the ground. Inspired by Galileo's quest for scientific truth, Cosimo helps Galileo invent the first telephone. For ages 7 to 13 or grades 3 to 8. Approx. 95 minutes.

Bonus Features:

  • "The Making of Galileo: On the Shoulders of Giants"
  • Exclusive interview with Tony and Emmy Award-winning actor Michael Moriarty.
  • Full Music Soundtrack
  • 3 Languages versions: English, Spanish and French
  • Life and Times of Galileo Galilei
  • Digitally Mastered
  • Dolby Digital Stereo
  • Production Notes
  • Cast and Crew Credits
  • Access to DEC website
  • Scene Access

     

 
Selected WritingsSelected Writings
Galileo
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