Starry Messenger: Galileo Galilei
- Number of Pages: 40
- English (Unknown)
- English (Original Language)
- English (Published)
"If they had observed what we see, they would have judged as we judge. Galileo kept careful notes and made beautiful drawings of all that he observed."-- Galileo Galilei In each age there are courageous people who break with tradition to explore new ideas and challenge accepted truths. This was very exciting, but to some to some it was deeply disturbing. By changing the way people saw the galaxy, Galileo was also changing the way they saw themselves and their spot in the universe. Galileo has upset the harmonious view of heaven and earth that had been accepted since ancient times. In this amazing new book, Peter Sí s employs the artist's lens to provide us an extraordinary view with the life of Galileo Galilei. In doing so, he provided objective evidence that the earth was not the fixed center of the universe but that it and every of the other planets revolved about the sun. He had turned the world upside down. Sí s tells his story in language as easy as a fairy tale, in photos as rich and tightly woven as a tapestry, and in Galileo's own words, written more than 350 years ago and nevertheless resonant with truth. Galileo Galilei was just such a man--a genius--and the very initial to turn the telescope for the skies to map the heavens. Through his telescope he brought the starts down to earth for everyone to see.
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