Galileo's daughter, born of his long illicit liaison with the beautiful Marina Gamba of Venice, entered the world in the summer heat of a new century, on August Inspired by a long fascination with Galileo, and by the remarkable surviving letters of Galileo's daughter, a cloistered nun, Dava Sobel has written a biography. Galileo's daughter: a historical memoir of science, faith, and love. bySobel, Dava For print-disabled users. Borrow this book to access EPUB and PDF files.

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Galileo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith and Love. By Dava Sobel. Published by Walker & Co., New York, , pp., ISBN. 1. Sobel, Dava. Galileo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and. Love. Harmondsworth: Penguin, Pp. ix + ; illus. CDN$ (paper). Inspired by a long fascination with Galileo, and by the remarkable surviving letters of his daughter Maria Celeste, a cloistered nun, Dava Sobel has crafted a .

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Galileo's daughter : a historical memoir of science, faith, and love

Contributor Internet Archive. Language English. Includes bibliographical references p. 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: 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.

Galileo's daughter : a historical memoir of science, faith, and love

Bookplateleaf Enabled Lending: In , Johannes Kepler published his first two laws of planetary motion, based on the observations of the Danish astronomer Tycho Brahe [They are: 1 All planets move about the Sun in elliptical orbits, having the Sun as one of the foci, and 2 A radius vector joining any planet to the Sun sweeps out equal areas in equal lengths of time.

Expiring at age seventy, immediately after the first printing of his book in , Copernicus avoided any brush with derision.

With impressive skill and economy, she portrays the social and psychological forces at work in Galileo's trial, particularly the political pressures of the Thirty Years' War, and the passage of the plague through Italy, which cut off travel between Florence, where Galileo lived, and Rome, the seat of the Pope and the Inquisition, delaying Galileo's appearance there and giving his enemies time to conspire. If the pope resembled a general, he showed he could strategize like one, too.

The young cardinal dutifully delivered the paper, but the sixty-three-year-old pontiff refused to read it. Enabled Word Wise: When she became pregnant, he moved her to Padua, to a small house on the Ponte Corvo, only a five-minute walk away from his own if one could have counted minutes in those days.

Cesi died , and the Lyncean Academy dissolved.

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