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Four hundred years ago, Galileo Galilei first used the telescope togaze at the heavens. In honour of that anniversary, as well as theinternational year of astronomy, this lavishly illustrated volumecelebrates Galileos life and work. Written by internationallyrenowned BBC science correspondent Dr. David Whitehouse - theworld's most cited science journalist - Renaissance Genius paints afascinating portrait of the astronomer. Beautifully written,gorgeously packaged and eminently knowledgeable, it offers a smartalternative to dry, academic studies of the subject. Dr. Whitehouseinvites the reader to journey into the world of the ItalianRenaissance at a crucial time of change, when science clashed witha church still mired in a medieval mindset. He helps us fullyappreciate Galileos revolutionary discoveries and his role inopening up the cosmos to all mankind.
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