Item #407141 Galileo's daughter : a drama of science, faith, and love / Dava Sobel. Dava Sobel.

Galileo's daughter : a drama of science, faith, and love / Dava Sobel

1999, 1st edition. London : Fourth Estate. Fine cloth copy in a very good, slightly edge-nicked and dust-dulled dust-wrapper. Remains particularly well-preserved overall; tight, bright, clean and strong. Item #407141
ISBN: 1857028619

Physical description; 429 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm. Notes; Includes bibliographical references and index. Contents; Part one: To Florence: She who was so precious to you -- This grand book the universe -- Bright stars speak of your virtues -- To have the truth seen and recognized -- In the very face of the sun -- Observant executrix of God's commands -- Malice of my persecutors -- Conjecture here among shadows -- Part two: On Bellosguardo: How our father is favored -- To busy myself in your service -- What we require above all else -- Because of our zeal -- Through my memory of their eloquence -- Small and trifling body -- On the right path, by the grace of God -- Tempest of our many torments -- Part three: In Rome: While seeking to immortalize your fame -- Since the Lord chastises us with those whips -- Hope of having you always near -- That I should be begged to publish such a work -- Part four: In care of the Tuscan Embassy, Villa Medici, Rome: How anxiously I live, awaiting word from you -- In the chambers of the Holy Office of the Inquisition -- Vainglorious ambition, pure ignorance, and inadvertence -- Faith vested in the miraculous Madonna of Impruneta -- Judgment passed on your book and your person -- Part five: At Siena: Not knowing how to refuse him the keys -- Terrible destruction on the feast of San Lorenzo -- Recitation of the penitential psalms -- Book of life, or, a prophet accepted in his own land -- Part six: From Arcetri: My soul and its longing -- Until I have this from your lips -- As I struggle to understand -- Memory of the sweetnesses. Subjects; Galilei, Galileo 1564-1642. Correspondence. Galilei, Maria Celeste 1600-1634 ; Correspondence. 16th-17th centuries. 1559-1789. Astronomers Italy ; Biography. Astronomy. Astronomers. Nuns Italy ; Biography. Astronomy - Biographies. Astronomers Italy ; Biography. Religion and science Italy History. Philosophy and science Italy History.

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