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Free read Galileo's Daughter A Historical Memoir of Science Faith and Love ó PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Inspired by long fascination with Galileo the surviving letters of his daughter a cloistered nun Sobel has written a biography of the one Einstein called the father of modern physics indeed of modern science altogether Galileo's Daughter presents a portrait of a person hitherto lost to history described by Galileo as a woman of exuisite mind singular goodness most tenderly attached to me Son of a musician Galileo Galilei 1564 1642 tried at 1st to enter a monastery before engaging the skills that made him the foremost scientist of his day Tho he never left Italy his inventions discoveries were heralded round the world Most sensationally his telescopes allowed him to reveal a new reality in the heavens to reinforce the argument that the Earth moves round the Sun For this What a spectacular book My advice to you is to violently discard the grossly inferior book you are currently wasting your time with for this one instead Toss it aside like the trash it is This is a far better substitute Do yourself some good instead The mythology of Galileo as truly the first modern scientist is of course both revered and legendary His condemnation by the Church his cannon balls from Pisa Tower and his ingenious improvements on the telescope well known stories to be sure are re told here with fresh insight and clarity Importantly though is that I felt that one can not help but be struck by the contemporary relevance in these stories The truths that science reveals and the unwillingness that a particular ideology or political group exhibits towards accepting those truths are just as damaging today as they were 400 years ago Consider Galileo s cannon balls the thinking at the time was that the speed of an object in free fall was proportional to its weight Galileo reasoned that it was intuitively wrong to suggest that from a height of 100 feet a 100 pound ball would hit the ground while a 1 pound ball dropped at the same time would have only traveled one foot When he tried the experiment the discrepancy between the two weights was merely a few inches As I read of how some of Galileo s contemporaries refused to accept these discoveries I couldn t help but draw parallels to the animosity displayed by some toward climate change Just as some are willing to disregard the overwhelming support of whole hypothesis because of a few findings to the contrary so too were Galileo critics willing to disregard his whole hypothesis because of those two inches His response was that they ignored the ninety foot discrepancy the old dogma suggested to focus instead on his two inches Yet today so many are comfortable ignoring the facts of climate change focusing instead on those two inches of debate And just as Galileo s two inch discrepancy was due to air resistance so too will science address all the complex facets inherent in the vigorous and healthy debate of climate change If it is evolution stem cell therapies projected water shortages or the impending energy crisis so many today are willing to disregard science when it interferes with their comfort We have not only forgotten Galileo we have reduced him to a myth a story only Someone who played with a telescope instead of someone who changed the worldBut in addition to all this perhaps even above all of this the book is a beautiful story of the love between a father and his daughter Through the surviving correspondence of Galileo s daughter a bright yet reclusive nun we see the esteemed scientist in a whole new way As a person a father rather than an obscure legend Moving and simple and powerful All told this was beautifully done

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Free read Galileo's Daughter A Historical Memoir of Science Faith and Love ó PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Personality accomplishment of a mythic figure whose 17th century clash with Catholic doctrine continues to define the schism between science religion Moving between Galileo's grand public life Maria Celeste's seuestered world Sobel illuminates the Florence of the Medicis 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 the 30 Years' War tipped fortunes across Europe one man sought to reconcile the Heaven he revered as a good Catholic with the heavens he revealed thru a telescope With all the drama scientific adventure that distinguished Dava Sobel's previous book Longitude Galileo's Daughter is an unforgettable stor Galileo had a daughter So what That uestion may be raised which is understandable Besides all famous people do procreate right What makes Galileo s Daughter so significant anyway Well if you read this book you surely will change your mindDava Sobel again amazed me with her skill in combining history science and human relations into one book Not many authors could do such thing I daresay She successfully wove this story of a brave intelligent resourceful young woman who had a genius as her father and how both of them relied on each other to live in difficult times By the way his daughter was a cloistered nun with the name Maria Celeste But that did not stop her from being her father s rock Her surviving correspondence with Galileo is the main ingredient used by Sobel to describe the dynamics of this uniue father daughter relationship The contents varied from her reuest to Galileo to buy her things such as herbs and linens the news update on what was going on in her convent to her consolation for Galileo when he was facing trials in Rome Not only letters apparently but she also made him clothes and medicines It was as though she lived in the same house with him and took care of him Walls and distance were not barriers Imagine if they both had BlackberrysThis book elaborates much about his works including the scandalous Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems which upholds Copernicus theory that the earth revolves around the sun which is also a book that reuired almost two centuries to be dropped from the list of banned books by the Congregation of the Holy OfficeNevertheless although they did not have rapidsharemirctorrent those days it did not stop the book from being distributed in Italy and beyond Couriers and diplomatic missions were walking around bringing a copy of Dialogue as they please Galileo was lucky to have so many admirers in Europe including even a few high ranking cardinals who felt enlightened when reading his worksOne thing that bothers me was that Galileo did his best to ensure that Dialogue would not cause any ruckus He used the proper channels consulted to the relevant officials gathered sufficient supports from prominent nobles and even sought an audience with the Pope to discuss the book Nevertheless one could always find a tiny bit of something to be used as incriminating evidence Galileo finally admitted guilty and let himself a frail 69 year old then to be punished Anyway IMHO his punishment was not too depressing House arrest in the residence of a Sienese cardinal who was one of his strong supporters He could still write received some guests some with the permission from the Papal Office and had correspondence with fellow scientists and family C mon twas not too bad rightSeriously now I understand that it was still hard for him He had lots of enemies who would love to see him rot miserably The pressure he had to face must have been horrendous Having your ultimate work which took decades in the making banned and that you could not publish anything ever again must be frustrating as hell For future readers please do not be disheartened from reading the scientific explanation in this book First there are lots of them anyway haha Secondly they would give the readers insight on Galileo s personal thinking which sometimes could be so intriguing and cheeky at the same timeThe historical account in this book describing the flow of events and characters in that illustrious Renaissance era is truly mesmerizing The interaction between the states and duchies the politics inside the Papal court and even the bubonic plague present a thrilling readBack to Suor Maria Celeste Galileo described her as a woman of exuisite mind singular goodness and most tenderly attached to him I guess he realized that she was his greatest treasure and would be thankful if people could pay her a proper homage when thinking about how great a scientist he was The Father of modern physics would not exist without her period This is true testament to the adage Behind a great man there s a great woman am I correct O Último Testamento (Maggie Costello, unforgettable stor Galileo had a daughter So what That One for My Baby uestion may be raised which is Paragon Walk (Charlotte & Thomas Pitt, understandable Besides all famous people do procreate right What makes Galileo s Daughter so significant anyway Well if you read this book you surely will change your mindDava Sobel again amazed me with her skill in combining history science and human relations into one book Not many authors could do such thing I daresay She successfully wove this story of a brave intelligent resourceful young woman who had a genius as her father and how both of them relied on each other to live in difficult times By the way his daughter was a cloistered nun with the name Maria Celeste But that did not stop her from being her father s rock Her surviving correspondence with Galileo is the main ingredient We used by Sobel to describe the dynamics of this The Moon Platoon (Space Runners, uniue father daughter relationship The contents varied from her reuest to Galileo to buy her things such as herbs and linens the news The Echo (The Anomaly Quartet, update on what was going on in her convent to her consolation for Galileo when he was facing trials in Rome Not only letters apparently but she also made him clothes and medicines It was as though she lived in the same house with him and took care of him Walls and distance were not barriers Imagine if they both had BlackberrysThis book elaborates much about his works including the scandalous Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems which The Asset (Wounded Warrior upholds Copernicus theory that the earth revolves around the sun which is also a book that reuired almost two centuries to be dropped from the list of banned books by the Congregation of the Holy OfficeNevertheless although they did not have rapidsharemirctorrent those days it did not stop the book from being distributed in Italy and beyond Couriers and diplomatic missions were walking around bringing a copy of Dialogue as they please Galileo was lucky to have so many admirers in Europe including even a few high ranking cardinals who felt enlightened when reading his worksOne thing that bothers me was that Galileo did his best to ensure that Dialogue would not cause any ruckus He Shadow of Doubt (Newpointe 911, used the proper channels consulted to the relevant officials gathered sufficient supports from prominent nobles and even sought an audience with the Pope to discuss the book Nevertheless one could always find a tiny bit of something to be Amazing Discoveries That Unlock the Bible used as incriminating evidence Galileo finally admitted guilty and let himself a frail 69 year old then to be punished Anyway IMHO his punishment was not too depressing House arrest in the residence of a Sienese cardinal who was one of his strong supporters He could still write received some guests some with the permission from the Papal Office and had correspondence with fellow scientists and family C mon twas not too bad rightSeriously now I The Ruminator understand that it was still hard for him He had lots of enemies who would love to see him rot miserably The pressure he had to face must have been horrendous Having your Infamous ultimate work which took decades in the making banned and that you could not publish anything ever again must be frustrating as hell For future readers please do not be disheartened from reading the scientific explanation in this book First there are lots of them anyway haha Secondly they would give the readers insight on Galileo s personal thinking which sometimes could be so intriguing and cheeky at the same timeThe historical account in this book describing the flow of events and characters in that illustrious Renaissance era is truly mesmerizing The interaction between the states and duchies the politics inside the Papal court and even the bubonic plague present a thrilling readBack to Suor Maria Celeste Galileo described her as a woman of exuisite mind singular goodness and most tenderly attached to him I guess he realized that she was his greatest treasure and would be thankful if people could pay her a proper homage when thinking about how great a scientist he was The Father of modern physics would not exist without her period This is true testament to the adage Behind a great man there s a great woman am I correct

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Free read Galileo's Daughter A Historical Memoir of Science Faith and Love ó PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Belief he was brought before the Holy Office of the Inuisition accused of heresy forced to spend his last years under house arrest Of Galileo's three illegitimate children the eldest best mirrored his own brilliance industry sensibility by virtue of such ualities became his confidante Born Virginia in 1600 she was 13 when Galileo placed her in a convent near him in Florence where she took the most appropriate name of Suor Maria Celeste Her loving support which Galileo repaid in kind proved to be her father's greatest source of strength thru his most productive tumultuous years Her presence thru letters which Sobel has translated from their original Italian woven into the narrative graces her father's life now as it did then Galileo's Daughter dramatically recolors the DNF around 30% The title of this book is misleading it s really a book about Galileo and only secondarily about his daughter who was clearly the Human Interest Angle to illuminate the life of a Great Man Despite his devout Catholicism Galileo had three illegitimate children with his mistresshousekeeper While Galileo had his son legitimized both daughters were consigned as young girls to a convent where they lived in abject poverty and struggled with poor health He did send occasional gifts to the convent along with his mending and papers for his daughter Maria to transcribe Galileo s correspondence to Maria has been lost so we can t learn how he regarded her However her letters to him survived and are interspersed with chapters about Galileo s life scientific discoveries and the various factions skirmishing for power in the church Most of the letters involve Maria lavishly praising her father abasing herself for her own ignorance thanking him for any small tokens worrying about his health and offering occasional thoughts on his projects While her letters were never self pitying I became increasingly annoyed with Galileo who was too busy staring into the sun and counting spots to properly care for his daughters The book provides a well written overview of Galileo s life and discoveries so if that s your reason for reading you may very well enjoy it Personally I was hoping to read about the life of a 17th century woman involved in science so this was a disappointment

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  • Galileo's Daughter A Historical Memoir of Science Faith and Love
  • Dava Sobel
  • English
  • 11 November 2017
  • 9780007635757