Who Was Galileo?
An astronomer who understood that the sun does not circle the Earth
A man put under house arrest for his discoveries
The father of modern science
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.
Age Level = 8 and up
Book Author = Patricia Brennan Demuth
Book Material = Paperback
Book Publisher = Penguin Workshop
Book Series = Who Was Series
Copyright = c2015
Grade Level = Elementary
Illustrator = John O'Brien