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Galileo's Daughter A Historical Memoir of Science Faith and Love characters Ó PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook World Most sensationally his telescopes allowed him to reveal a new reality in the heavens and to reinforce the astounding argument that the Earth moves around the Sun For this belief he was brought before the Holy Office of the Inuisition accused of heresy and forced to spend his last years under house arrest Of Galileo's three illegitimate children the eldest best mirrored his own brilliance industry and sensibility and by virtue of these ualities became his confidante Born Virginia in 1600 she was thirteen when Galileo placed her in a convent near him in Florence where she took the most appropriate name of Suor Maria Celeste Her loving support which Galileo repaid in kind proved to be her father's greatest source of strength throughout his most productive and tumultuous years Her presence through letters which Sobel has translated from their original Italian and masterfully woven in. After 150 pages I decided if this book didn t end by smashing the patriarchy I didn t want to read any And since it would end in 1642 I gave up Say what you will about the times it s impossible to buy the idea that a well off well educated intelligent and self respecting public figure can t know he s participating in screwing over half of humanity Back in the days of Galileo the author tells us it was atypical for male academics to marry And so it was with Galileo and his contemporaries who didn t marry but nevertheless enjoyed living in conjugal union with someone from the grateful lower classes and begetting bastard children with them despite being devout Catholics and in Galileo s case personal friends with the freaking Pope Now if one of your children is a boy you might like Galileo go to the trouble of getting him legitimatized through your political and clerical hypocritical relationships even though he is a sullen and not terribly sharp child If the other children are girls bright and dutiful as they may be put those inconvenient lesser beings in a convent which operates like an adult orphanage a workhouse made up of cast off daughters who live in poverty as they would in any poorhouse where they can labor for the church without further ado and through no choice of their own What is it but a form of white slaveryThere aren t too many books that push my feminist button so bad but I found it all reprehensible And to top it off the daughter in uestion was a fawning and overly loving person with apparently a big forgiving heart that made me want to puke The other daughter spent her days depressed and in the convent infirmary for want of a sharp object uite rightly in my book There should be another Galileo s Daughter devoted to the one who was right in the head If you are really have to know everything about Galileo you d probably like this book which was not uninteresting As for me enough was enough and thank God it s over

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Galileo's Daughter A Historical Memoir of Science Faith and Love characters Ó PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook To the narrative graces her father's life now as it did then Galileo's Daughter dramatically recolors the personality and accomplishment of a mythic figure whose seventeenth century clash with Catholic doctrine continues to define the schism between science and religion Moving between Galileo's grand public life and Maria Celeste's seuestered world Sobel illuminates the Florence of the Medicis and the papal court in Rome during the pivotal era when humanity's perception of its place in the cosmos was being overturned In that same time while the bubonic plague wreaked its terrible devastation and the Thirty Years' War tipped fortunes across Europe one man sought to reconcile the Heaven he revered as a good Catholic with the heavens he revealed through his telescope With all the human drama and scientific adventure that distinguished Longitude Galileo's Daughter is an unforgettable story. As the daughter of a physicist I couldn t resist this book It is a biography of both Galileo and his older daughter who was a nun in a local monastery Her letters to Galileo are the foundation of the book I enjoyed reading the history of Galileo s trial for heresy and also the day to day events that mostly comprise his daughter s letters A fascinating look into the life of Galileo and 17th century Italy

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Galileo's Daughter A Historical Memoir of Science Faith and Love characters Ó PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook Dramatically recolors the personality and accomplishment of a mythic figure whose seventeenth century clash with Catholic doctrine continues to define the schism between science and religionInspired by a long fascination with Galileo and by the remarkable surviving letters of Galileo's daughter a cloistered nun Dava Sobel has written a biography unlike any other of the man Albert Einstein called the father of modern physics indeed of modern science altogether Galileo's Daughter also presents a stunning portrait of a person hitherto lost to history described by her father as a woman of exuisite mind singular goodness and most tenderly attached to me The son of a musician Galileo Gahlei 1564 1642 tried at first to enter a monastery before engaging the skills that made him the foremost scientist of his day Though he never left Italy his inventions and discoveries were heralded around the. What a spectacular book My advice to you is to violently discard the grossly inferior book you are currently wasting your time with for this one instead Toss it aside like the trash it is This is a far better substitute Do yourself some good instead The mythology of Galileo as truly the first modern scientist is of course both revered and legendary His condemnation by the Church his cannon balls from Pisa Tower and his ingenious improvements on the telescope well known stories to be sure are re told here with fresh insight and clarity Importantly though is that I felt that one can not help but be struck by the contemporary relevance in these stories The truths that science reveals and the unwillingness that a particular ideology or political group exhibits towards accepting those truths are just as damaging today as they were 400 years ago Consider Galileo s cannon balls the thinking at the time was that the speed of an object in free fall was proportional to its weight Galileo reasoned that it was intuitively wrong to suggest that from a height of 100 feet a 100 pound ball would hit the ground while a 1 pound ball dropped at the same time would have only traveled one foot When he tried the experiment the discrepancy between the two weights was merely a few inches As I read of how some of Galileo s contemporaries refused to accept these discoveries I couldn t help but draw parallels to the animosity displayed by some toward climate change Just as some are willing to disregard the overwhelming support of whole hypothesis because of a few findings to the contrary so too were Galileo critics willing to disregard his whole hypothesis because of those two inches His response was that they ignored the ninety foot discrepancy the old dogma suggested to focus instead on his two inches Yet today so many are comfortable ignoring the facts of climate change focusing instead on those two inches of debate And just as Galileo s two inch discrepancy was due to air resistance so too will science address all the complex facets inherent in the vigorous and healthy debate of climate change If it is evolution stem cell therapies projected water shortages or the impending energy crisis so many today are willing to disregard science when it interferes with their comfort We have not only forgotten Galileo we have reduced him to a myth a story only Someone who played with a telescope instead of someone who changed the worldBut in addition to all this perhaps even above all of this the book is a beautiful story of the love between a father and his daughter Through the surviving correspondence of Galileo s daughter a bright yet reclusive nun we see the esteemed scientist in a whole new way As a person a father rather than an obscure legend Moving and simple and powerful All told this was beautifully done


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    characters ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Dava Sobel EBOOK or KINDLE (Galileo's Daughter A Historical Memoir of Science Faith and Love) Ñ Dava Sobel Dava Sobel ☆ 0 review Well it’s really about Galileo The daughter thing is a hook and I found that to be the weakest part of the book Galileo in this historical memoir has had three children by a woman not his wife The daughters are thus unmarriageable and are se

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    EBOOK or KINDLE (Galileo's Daughter A Historical Memoir of Science Faith and Love) Ñ Dava Sobel Einstein said of Galileo that he was the father of modern physics of modern science altogether We think of him as the father of astronomy But how much do we really know about his life? The answer surprisingly is uite a lot This book entitled Galileo's Daughter is a dual biography both of Galileo and of his eldest daughter a cloistered nun of the Poor Clares It is also in part a fascinating chronicle of a 17th Century clash betwe

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    EBOOK or KINDLE (Galileo's Daughter A Historical Memoir of Science Faith and Love) Ñ Dava Sobel What a spectacular book My advice to you is to violently discard the grossly inferior book you are currently wasting your time with for this one instead Toss it aside like the trash it is This is a far better substitute Do yourself some good instead The mythology of Galileo as truly the first modern scientist i

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    EBOOK or KINDLE (Galileo's Daughter A Historical Memoir of Science Faith and Love) Ñ Dava Sobel characters ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Dava Sobel After 150 pages I decided if this book didn’t end by smashing the patriarchy I didn’t want to read any And since it would end in 1642 I gave up Say what you will about ‘the times’ it’s impossible to buy the idea that a well off well educated intelligent and self respecting public figure can’t know he’s participating in screwing over half of humanity Back in the days of Galileo the author tells us it was atypical for male ac

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    EBOOK or KINDLE (Galileo's Daughter A Historical Memoir of Science Faith and Love) Ñ Dava Sobel So given the title you'd think this would be about Galileo's daughter Sister Maria Celeste who he called a woman of exuisite mind singular goodness and most tenderly attached to me Perhaps you might have thought that through her eyes this account is partly based upon and includes several of her letters you might gain insight into the mind of the man Einstein called the father of modern physics indeed of modern science

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    EBOOK or KINDLE (Galileo's Daughter A Historical Memoir of Science Faith and Love) Ñ Dava Sobel Summary Galileo's Daughter A Historical Memoir of Science Faith and Love DNF around 30% The title of this book is misleading it's really a book about Galileo and only secondarily about his daughter who was clearly the Human Interest Angle to illuminate the life of a Great Man Despite

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    EBOOK or KINDLE (Galileo's Daughter A Historical Memoir of Science Faith and Love) Ñ Dava Sobel As the daughter of a physicist I couldn't resist this book It is a biography of both Galileo and his older daughter who was a nun in a local monastery Her letters to Galileo are the foundation of the book I enjoyed reading

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    characters ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Dava Sobel Dava Sobel ☆ 0 review Summary Galileo's Daughter A Historical Memoir of Science Faith and Love Galileo Galileo Galileo Figaro MAGNIFICO O O O SCIENCE AND RELIGION My biggest uestion after reading this book is what did Galileo believe?Science has canonized him as one of their patron saints and rightfully so The man was a genius But he w

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    Dava Sobel ☆ 0 review characters ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Dava Sobel EBOOK or KINDLE (Galileo's Daughter A Historical Memoir of Science Faith and Love) Ñ Dava Sobel Galileo had a daughter? So what? That uestion may be raised which is understandable Besides all famous people do procreate right? Wha

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    EBOOK or KINDLE (Galileo's Daughter A Historical Memoir of Science Faith and Love) Ñ Dava Sobel Dava Sobel ☆ 0 review characters ✓ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ☆ Dava Sobel This is a well researched historical novel about the relationship between Galileo and his eldest daughter Virginia Galilei 1600 1634 Apparently Galileo did not marry Marina Gamba of Venice even though they had 3 children together The son Vincenzo was legitimized and studied law at the University of Pisa The two girls were deemed to be un marriageable so were sent off to become nuns when they were 11 years old Virginia be

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  • Paperback
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  • Galileo's Daughter A Historical Memoir of Science Faith and Love
  • Dava Sobel
  • English
  • 22 June 2019
  • 9780140280555