[Kindle Daily Deal] Galileo’s Daughter by Dava Sobel

January 4, 2012 · 2 comments

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Galileo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith and LoveGalileo’s Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith and Love by Dava Sobel

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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 unlike any other of the man Albert Einstein called “the father of modern physics- indeed of modern science altogether.” Galileo’s Daughter also presents a stunning portrait of a person hitherto lost to history, described by her father as “a woman of exquisite mind, singular goodness, and most tenderly attached to me.”

Galileo’s Daughter dramatically recolors the personality and accomplishment of a mythic figure whose seventeenth-century clash with Catholic doctrine continues to define the schism between science and religion. Moving between Galileo’s grand public life and Maria Celeste’s sequestered world, Sobel illuminates the Florence of the Medicis and the papal court in Rome during the pivotal era when humanity’s perception of its place in the cosmos was about to be overturned. In that same time, while the bubonic plague wreaked its terrible devastation and the Thirty Years’ War tipped fortunes across Europe, one man sought to reconcile the Heaven he revered as a good Catholic with the heavens he revealed through his telescope.

With all the human drama and scientific adventure that distinguished Dava Sobel’s previous book (also on sale today) Longitude, Galileo’s Daughter is an unforgettable story. And be sure to check out the latest edition to this fascinating collection: A More Perfect Heaven: How Copernicus Revolutionized the Cosmos on sale today for $1.99.

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Jancie Ter Louw January 4, 2012 at 2:22 pm

Thank you!

Kathy Neff January 4, 2012 at 2:51 pm

Sounds terrific! Thanks!

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