The Resource Who was Galileo?, by Patricia Brennan Demuth ; illustrated by John O'Brien

Who was Galileo?, by Patricia Brennan Demuth ; illustrated by John O'Brien

Label
Who was Galileo?
Title
Who was Galileo?
Statement of responsibility
by Patricia Brennan Demuth ; illustrated by John O'Brien
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Contributor
Author
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Like Michelangelo, Galileo is another Renaissance great known just by his first name--a name that is synonymous with scientific achievement. Born in Pisa, Italy, in the sixteenth century, Galileo contributed to the era's great rebirth of knowledge. He invented a telescope to observe the heavens. From there, not even the sky was the limit! He turned long-held notions about the universe topsy turvy with his support of a sun-centric solar system. Patricia Brennan Demuth offers a sympathetic portrait of a brilliant man who lived in a time when speaking scientific truth to those in power was still a dangerous proposition"--
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Biography type
individual biography
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NJQ/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Demuth, Patricia
Dewey number
  • 520.92
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Intended audience
Ages 8-12
LC call number
QB36.G2
LC item number
D46 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
O'Brien, John
Series statement
Who was...?
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Galilei, Galileo
  • Astronomers
  • Physicists
  • Galilei, Galileo
  • Astronomers
  • Physicists
  • Italy
Target audience
juvenile
Label
Who was Galileo?, by Patricia Brennan Demuth ; illustrated by John O'Brien
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 104-105)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Who was Galileo? -- Boyhood -- Hungry for knowledge -- A rebel teacher -- Happy years -- Looking at the heavens -- The starry messenger -- A very dangerous thing? -- A masterpiece -- On trial -- Final years
Control code
ocn881887953
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
105 pages
Isbn
9780448479859
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Lccn
2014045708
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
Label
Who was Galileo?, by Patricia Brennan Demuth ; illustrated by John O'Brien
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 104-105)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Who was Galileo? -- Boyhood -- Hungry for knowledge -- A rebel teacher -- Happy years -- Looking at the heavens -- The starry messenger -- A very dangerous thing? -- A masterpiece -- On trial -- Final years
Control code
ocn881887953
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
105 pages
Isbn
9780448479859
Isbn Type
(pbk)
Lccn
2014045708
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps

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