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Who Was Galileo?

Who Was Series

by Patricia Brennan Demuth; John O'Brien (Illustrator); Nancy Harrison (Illustrator)


Like Michelangelo, Galileo is another Renaissance great known just by his first name--a name that is synonymous with scientific achievement. Born in Pisa, Italy, in the sixteenth century, Galileo contributed to the era's great rebirth of knowledge. He invented a telescope to observe the heavens. From there, not even the sky was the limit! He turned long-held notions about the universe topsy turvy with his support of a sun-centric solar system. Patricia Brennan Demuth offers a sympathetic portrait of a brilliant man who lived in a time when speaking scientific truth to those in power was still a dangerous proposition.

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Book Information

Copyright year 2015
ISBN-13 9780448479859
ISBN-10 0448479850
Class Copyright
Publisher Penguin Publishing Group
Subject Biography & Autobiography;Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size 25 MB
Number of Pages 112
Length of Recording 1
Shelf No. KW548
Grade Range 3 - 7
Ages 8 - 12
Lexile 760L