Galileo: A Life

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Beard Books, 2000 - Biography & Autobiography - 319 pages
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GALILEO: A Life

User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

This readable biography of the 17th-century scientist and mathematician is long on politics and personality and short on science and math. Reston (Collision at Home plate, 1991) divides Galileo's life ... Read full review

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User Review  - DanStratton - LibraryThing

Galileo is one of the scientists I have always head about in school, especially my physics class. It figured it was about time I learned more about him. What struck me was the number of inventions he ... Read full review

Contents

III
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IV
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V
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VI
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VII
58
VIII
83
IX
107
X
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XVI
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XXII
283
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287

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XV
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XXIV
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XXVI
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About the author (2000)

James Reston, Jr., is the author of thirteen books, including "Warriors of God," "The Last Apocalypse," and "Galileo: A Life," He has written articles for "The New Yorker," "Esquire," "Vanity Fair," "Time," "Rolling Stone," and many other publications; three plays; and the scripts for three "Frontline "documentaries. He lives in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

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