Seeing What Galileo Saw

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New Word City, 2011 - History
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Four hundred years ago, the Italian scientistGalileo Galilei looked into space and changedour view of the universe. Here's award-winningjournalist David Zax on how Galileo used thetelescope to change our world view. "From thatugly old cylinder," he writes, came the profoundidea that we are part of something much larger.

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About the author (2011)

David Zax is a writer living in Brooklyn. Afrequent contributor to Smithsonian magazine, where he writes on science, history, and the arts, he has also written for Slate, Salon, Wired, The Wall Street Journal, and other publications.

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