Galileo by Rebecca B. Marcus


By Rebecca B. Marcus

Born in 1564 in Italy, Galileo Galilei spent his life asking, “Why?” It was not enough for him to be told a fact—he had to investigate it and prove it for himself. Would Galileo become a great musician? An inventor? A mathematician? A teacher? An author? Actually, he became all of these! More than anything else, he was a dedicated scientist and is now known as the father of modern experimental science. Even though some individuals were slow to accept Galileo and his research, he never gave up “finding the truth and proclaiming it.”

Note: This book was originally published under the title, “Galileo and Experimental Science”

(Reviewed by Jenny Phillips)

Region Europe
Period late 1500s to mid 1600s
Genre Biography, Nonfiction
The Good and the Beautiful Library No
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