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Paperback World History Biographies: Galileo: The Genius Who Charted the Universe Book

ISBN: 1426302959

ISBN13: 9781426302954

World History Biographies: Galileo: The Genius Who Charted the Universe

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Galileo made the first effective use of the refracting telescope to discover important new facts about astronomy. His observations led him to support Copernicus's claim that Earth and the other planets circled the sun. This conflicted with the teachings of the Catholic Church, and brought Galileo before the judges of the Inquisition. He spent his final years under house arrest. Galileo's genius lay in the way he approached scientific problems. He...

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