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Galileo Galilei: First Physicist - Oxford Portraits in Science (Hardback)
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Galileo Galilei: First Physicist - Oxford Portraits in Science (Hardback)

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Hardback 126 Pages / Published: 01/09/1997
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Examines the personality, thought processes, scientific discoveries, and life of an important figure who helped to shape our understanding of the natural world.

Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
ISBN: 9780195093421
Number of pages: 126
Weight: 431 g
Dimensions: 241 x 178 x 14 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"MacLachlan deftly traces both Galileo's life and achievements and the religious and political structures of his times."--The Horn Book Guide
"A captivating portrait of one of history's great scientific minds. After a brief introduction to the science of physics, students are given a clear and concise account of the life of Galileo and the Renaissance world in which he lived.... Detailed explanations of scientific principles are offered
in several sidebars."--School Library Journal
"A fine addition to educational resources. It is well produced, nicely illustrated, clearly written and each of the six chapters contains very helpful inserts on how Galileo's problems are addressed and comprehended by contemporary science.... The book deals with topics in a sophisticated and
detailed manner."--Science & Education
"A short, quick read for an adult, and well-illustrated... This concise book tells Galileo's story in far greater detail than we ever reveal in our planetarium show, and it is a far better reference than a collection of articles and chapters in more general books... Clearly written for an audience
that will not tolerate slow writing... a pleasure to read. And if you know any young people who need stimulation or just inspirational reading, think of this book."--Planetarian (starred review)
"James MacLachlan combines carefully researched technical information with detailed and engaging personal stories. Well-chosen illustrations and easy-to-understand sidebars explaining theories and experiments complement the text." -- Caliope


"MacLachlan deftly traces both Galileo's life and achievements and the religious and political structures of his times."--The Horn Book Guide
"A captivating portrait of one of history's great scientific minds. After a brief introduction to the science of physics, students are given a clear and concise account of the life of Galileo and the Renaissance world in which he lived.... Detailed explanations of scientific principles are offered
in several sidebars."--School Library Journal
"A fine addition to educational resources. It is well produced, nicely illustrated, clearly written and each of the six chapters contains very helpful inserts on how Galileo's problems are addressed and comprehended by contemporary science.... The book deals with topics in a sophisticated and
detailed manner."--Science & Education
"A short, quick read for an adult, and well-illustrated... This concise book tells Galileo's story in far greater detail than we ever reveal in our planetarium show, and it is a far better reference than a collection of articles and chapters in more general books... Clearly written for an audience
that will not tolerate slow writing... a pleasure to read. And if you know any young people who need stimulation or just inspirational reading, think of this book."--Planetarian (starred review)
"James MacLachlan combines carefully researched technical information with detailed and engaging personal stories. Well-chosen illustrations and easy-to-understand sidebars explaining theories and experiments complement the text." -- Caliope

"MacLachlan deftly traces both Galileo's life and achievements and the religious and political structures of his times."--The Horn Book Guide
"A captivating portrait of one of history's great scientific minds. After a brief introduction to the science of physics, students are given a clear and concise account of the life of Galileo and the Renaissance world in which he lived.... Detailed explanations of scientific principles are offered in several sidebars."--School Library Journal
"A fine addition to educational resources. It is well produced, nicely illustrated, clearly written and each of the six chapters contains very helpful inserts on how Galileo's problems are addressed and comprehended by contemporary science.... The book deals with topics in a sophisticated and detailed manner."--Science & Education
"A short, quick read for an adult, and well-illustrated... This concise book tells Galileo's story in far greater detail than we ever reveal in our planetarium show, and it is a far better reference than a collection of articles and chapters in more general books... Clearly written for an audience that will not tolerate slow writing... a pleasure to read. And if you know any young people who need stimulation or just inspirational reading, think of this book."--Planetarian (starred review)
"James MacLachlan combines carefully researched technical information with detailed and engaging personal stories. Well-chosen illustrations and easy-to-understand sidebars explaining theories and experiments complement the text." -- Caliope


"MacLachlan deftly traces both Galileo's life and achievements and the religious and political structures of his times."--The Horn Book Guide


"A captivating portrait of one of history's great scientific minds. After a brief introduction to the science of physics, students are given a clear and concise account of the life of Galileo and the Renaissance world in which he lived.... Detailed explanations of scientific principles are offered in several sidebars."--School Library Journal


"A fine addition to educational resources. It is well produced, nicely illustrated, clearly written and each of the six chapters contains very helpful inserts on how Galileo's problems are addressed and comprehended by contemporary science.... The book deals with topics in a sophisticated and detailed manner."--Science & Education


"A short, quick read for an adult, and well-illustrated... This concise book tells Galileo's story in far greater detail than we ever reveal in our planetarium show, and it is a far better reference than a collection of articles and chapters in more general books... Clearly written for an audience that will not tolerate slow writing... a pleasure to read. And if you know any young people who need stimulation or just inspirational reading, think of this book."--Planetarian (starred review)


"James MacLachlan combines carefully researched technical information with detailed and engaging personal stories. Well-chosen illustrations and easy-to-understand sidebars explaining theories and experiments complement the text." -- Caliope




"MacLachlan deftly traces both Galileo's life and achievements and the religious and political structures of his times."--The Horn Book Guide


"A captivating portrait of one of history's great scientific minds. After a brief introduction to the science of physics, students are given a clear and concise account of the life of Galileo and the Renaissance world in which he lived.... Detailed explanations of scientific principles are offered in several sidebars."--School Library Journal


"A fine addition to educational resources. It is well produced, nicely illustrated, clearly written and each of the six chapters contains very helpful inserts on how Galileo's problems are addressed and comprehended by contemporary science.... The book deals with topics in a sophisticated and detailed manner."--Science & Education


"A short, quick read for an adult, and well-illustrated... This concise book tells Galileo's story in far greater detail than we ever reveal in our planetarium show, and it is a far better reference than a collection of articles and chapters in more general books... Clearly written for an audience that will not tolerate slow writing... a pleasure to read. And if you know any young people who need stimulation or just inspirational reading, think of this book."--Planetarian (starred review)


"James MacLachlan combines carefully researched technical information with detailed and engaging personal stories. Well-chosen illustrations and easy-to-understand sidebars explaining theories and experiments complement the text." -- Caliope


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