Starry Messenger

Starry Messenger

Author: Peter Sís

Publisher:

Published: 1996

Total Pages: 0

ISBN-13: 9780329040826

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Describes the life and work of the courageous man who changed the way people saw the galaxy, by offering objective evidence that the earth was not the fixed center of the universe.


The Starry Messenger, Venice 1610

The Starry Messenger, Venice 1610

Author: Galileo Galilei

Publisher:

Published: 1610

Total Pages: 209

ISBN-13: 9781929154494

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A facsimile of a copy of Galileo's Sidereus nuncius in the Library of Congress, Rare Book and Special Collections.


Starry Messenger

Starry Messenger

Author: Peter Sís

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

Published: 2014-07-15

Total Pages: 40

ISBN-13: 1466856734

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"If they had seen what we see, they would have judged as we judge." -- Galileo Galilei In every age there are courageous people who break with tradition to explore new ideas and challenge accepted truths. Galileo Galilei was just such a man--a genius--and the first to turn the telescope to the skies to map the heavens. In doing so, he offered objective evidence that the earth was not the fixed center of the universe but that it and all the other planets revolved around the sun. Galileo kept careful notes and made beautiful drawings of all that he observed. Through his telescope he brought the starts down to earth for everyone to see. By changing the way people saw the galaxy, Galileo was also changing the way they saw themselves and their place in the universe. This was very exciting, but to some to some it was deeply disturbing. Galileo has upset the harmonious view of heaven and earth that had been accepted since ancient times. He had turned the world upside down. In this amazing new book, Peter Sís employs the artist's lens to give us an extraordinary view of the life of Galileo Galilei. Sís tells his story in language as simple as a fairy tale, in pictures as rich and tightly woven as a tapestry, and in Galileo's own words, written more than 350 years ago and still resonant with truth. This title has Common Core connections. Starry Messenger is a 1997 Caldecott Honor Book.


Discoveries and Opinions of Galileo

Discoveries and Opinions of Galileo

Author: Galileo

Publisher: Anchor

Published: 1957-04-01

Total Pages: 321

ISBN-13: 0385092393

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Directing his polemics against the pedantry of his time, Galileo, as his own popularizer, addressed his writings to contemporary laymen. His support of Copernican cosmology, against the Church's strong opposition, his development of a telescope, and his unorthodox opinions as a philosopher of science were the central concerns of his career and the subjects of four of his most important writings. Drake's introductory essay place them in their biographical and historical context.


I, Galileo

I, Galileo

Author: Bonnie Christensen

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

Published: 2012-06-12

Total Pages: 41

ISBN-13: 0307974405

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Acclaimed author-illustrator Bonnie Christensen adopts the voice of Galileo and lets him tell his own tale in this outstanding picture book biography. The first person narration gives this book a friendly, personal feel that makes Galileo's remarkable achievements and ideas completely accessible to young readers. And Christensen's artwork glows with the light of the stars he studied. Galileo's contributions were so numerous—the telescope! the microscope!—and his ideas so world-changing—the sun-centric solar system!—that Albert Einstein called him "the father of modern science." But in his own time he was branded a heretic and imprisoned in his home. He was a man who insisted on his right to pursue the truth, no matter what the cost—making his life as interesting and instructive as his ideas.


Starry Messenger

Starry Messenger

Author: Peter Sís

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (Byr)

Published: 1996-10-31

Total Pages: 40

ISBN-13:

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Describes the life and work of the man who changed the way people saw the galaxy.


Sidereus Nuncius, or The Sidereal Messenger

Sidereus Nuncius, or The Sidereal Messenger

Author: Galileo Galilei

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

Published: 2016-01-19

Total Pages: 154

ISBN-13: 022632012X

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The “revolutionary, scintillating book” in which Galileo revealed his wondrous astronomical discoveries, with accompanying notes and historical context (Metascience). Galileo Galilei’s Sidereus Nuncius is arguably the most dramatic scientific book ever published. It announced new and unexpected phenomena in the heavens, “unheard of through the ages,” revealed by a mysterious new instrument. Galileo had ingeniously improved the rudimentary “spyglasses” that appeared in Europe in 1608, and in the autumn of 1609 he pointed his new instrument at the sky, discovering astonishing sights: mountains on the moon, fixed stars invisible to the naked eye, individual stars in the Milky Way, and four moons around the planet Jupiter. These discoveries changed the terms of the debate between geocentric and heliocentric cosmology and helped ensure the eventual acceptance of the Copernican planetary system. Albert Van Helden’s beautifully rendered and eminently readable translation is based on the Venice 1610 edition’s original Latin text. An introduction, conclusion, and copious notes place the book in its historical and intellectual context, and a new preface, written by Van Helden, highlights recent discoveries in the field, including the detection of a forged copy of Sidereus Nuncius, and new understandings about the political complexities of Galileo’s work.


Galileo's Journal, 1609-1610

Galileo's Journal, 1609-1610

Author: Jeanne Pettenati

Publisher: Charlesbridge Publishing

Published: 2006

Total Pages: 36

ISBN-13: 1570918805

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This fictional journal is from the year in which Galileo constructed his own telescope and began to record his astronomical discoveries. Includes additional nonfiction biographical information.


Galileo and the Scientific Revolution

Galileo and the Scientific Revolution

Author: Laura Fermi

Publisher: Courier Corporation

Published: 2013-02-21

Total Pages: 128

ISBN-13: 0486170020

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An absorbing account of the origins of modern science as well as a biography, this book places particular emphasis on Galileo's experiments with telescopes and his observations of the sky.