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Macmillan Publishing Company, 1992 - Astronomers - 32 pages
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Examines the life and discoveries of the noted mathematician, physicist, and astronomer, whose work changed the course of science.

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User Review  - elizabethguiver - LibraryThing

Galileo Galilet was a great scientist and this book is a wonderful example of showing how great he was. This is great for younger students, you can read this to them in little bits in pieces so they ... Read full review

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This is a good book for students to look at if they were learning about scientist. Its a biography that has just enough information that students can learn from, but not too much that its an over load ... Read full review

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About the author (1992)

Leonard Everett Fisher is a well-known and prolific author and illustrator of children's books. He has also written for adults and created illustrations for magazines. In addition, Fisher was dean of the Whitney School of Art and a visiting professor at a number of schools. Fisher was born in 1927 in the Bronx, New York, and started to draw as a small child. After graduating from high school, he studied at Brooklyn College and then entered the army where he worked with a mapmaker. He holds a B.F.A. and a M.F.A. from Yale University. The first book that Fisher illustrated was The Exploits of Xenophon, written by Geoffrey Household and published in 1955. Fisher then illustrated and wrote numerous books himself. He is well known for the Colonial Americans series, for the Nineteenth-Century America series for young adults, and for many other nonfiction works. He has written two works for adults-Masterpieces of American Painting (1985) and Remington and Russell (1986).

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