Fourth Estate Ltd, 2000, Softcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: No, Reprint
XII, 429 pp., includes a bibliography, and index, black and white illustrations. Colour illustrated binding. Inspired by her long fascination with Galileo, and by the remarkable surviving letters of his daughter, which she has translated into English for the first time, Dava Sobel has written a book that brings Galileo to life as never before. A man who was compelled to explain the truths he discovered, he was a faithful Catholic devoted to family and, especially, to his daughter. Their voices, and those of others who touched their lives, echo down the centuries through letters and writings, which Sobel masterfully weaves into a narrative, building towards the crescendo of history's most dramatic collision between science and religion." A clean copy, owner's name on first page. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Please refer to accompanying picture (s). Quantity Available: 1. Category: Biography & Autobiography; Science & Technology. ISBN: 1857027124. ISBN/EAN: 9781857027129. Inventory No: 0241843.