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This is a lavishly illustrated volume celebrating 400 years since Galileo first used the telescope to gaze at the heavens. It is written by an internationally rewned BBC science correspondent. It is beautifully written, gorgeously packaged and eminently kwledgeable. This is a smart alternative to dry, academic studies of his life and works. Four hundred years ago, Galileo Galilei first used the telescope to gaze at the heavens. In hour of that anniversary, as well as the international year of astromy, this lavishly illustrated volume celebrates Galileo's life and work. Written by internationally rewned BBC science correspondent Dr. David Whitehouse - the world's most cited science journalist - Renaissance Genius paints a fascinating portrait of the astromer. Beautifully written, gorgeously packaged and eminently kwledgeable, it offers a smart alternative to dry, academic studies of the subject. Dr. Whitehouse invites the reader to journey into the world of the Italian Renaissance at a crucial time of change, when science clashed with a church still mired in a medieval mindset. He helps us fully appreciate Galileo's revolutionary discoveries and his role in opening up the cosmos to all mankind.
Dr. David Whitehouse was a consultant to many space agencies and involved in several space missions. He be came the BBC's science correspondent in 1988. David has won many awards, written thousands of newspaper and magazine articles, two acclaimed books and is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and past president of the Society for Popular Astronomy. The asteroid 4036 was renamed asteroid Whitehouse in recognition of his services to science and the media.
Sterling Publishing Co Inc
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Biography: Science, Technology & Medical
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full colour illustrations throughout, includes illustrations