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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
Illustrator
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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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
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
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
1592618
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
105 pages
Isbn
9780606365949
Lccn
2014045708
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1592618
  • (OCoLC)881887953
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
1592618
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
105 pages
Isbn
9780606365949
Lccn
2014045708
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 1592618
  • (OCoLC)881887953

Library Locations

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