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Galileo introduces you to the man Einstein called "The father of modern physics - indeed of modern science altogether". Explore for yourself the breadth of Galileo's achievements, ranging from the invention of an early thermometer to the discovery of moons around Jupiter.

Ina Taylor's lively text explores:

  • Galileo's background and the times he lived in
  • the ideas that rocked the Church
  • the legends surrounding Galileo's discoveries
  • the experiments that led to important scientific discoveries
  • the influence Galileo has had on modern science.

Ina Taylor 2003 Galileo London: Hodder & Stoughton ISBN 0-340-84502-3 5.99

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  • Preface
  • The early years
  • The influence of the Greeks
  • The founder of modern mechanics
  • The inventor
  • Galileo and Copernicus
  • Observations of the heavens
  • Galileo and the Church
  • Fame and fortune
  • The Inquisition tightens its grasp
  • Silent but not idle
  • Galileo's legacy
  • Glossary
  • Further reading
  • Index