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Galileo's Daughter - A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith and Love-logo

Galileo's Daughter - A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith and Love

Dava Sobel

Galileo Galilei was the foremost scientist of his day. Though he never left Italy, his inventions and discoveries were heralded around the world. His telescopes allowed him to reveal the heavens and enforce the astounding argument that the earth moves around the sun. For this belief, he was brought before the Holy Office of the Inquisition, accused of heresy, and forced to spend his last years under house arrest. Galileo's oldest child was thirteen when he placed her in a convent near him in Florence, where she took the most appropriate name of Suor Maria Celeste. Her support was her father's greatest source of strength. Her presence, through letters which Sobel has translated from Italian and masterfully woven into the narrative, graces her father's life now as it did then. GALILEO'S DAUGHTER dramatically recolors the personality and accomplishment of a mythic figure whose seventeenth-century clash with Catholic doctrine continues to define the schism between science and religion. Moving between Galileo's public life and Maria Celeste's sequestered world, Sobel illuminates the Florence of the Medicis and the papal court in Rome during an era when humanity's perception of its place in the cosmos was overturned. With all the human drama and scientific adventure that distinguished Latitude, GALILEO'S DAUGHTER is an unforgettable story. From the Compact Disc edition.

Galileo Galilei was the foremost scientist of his day. Though he never left Italy, his inventions and discoveries were heralded around the world. His telescopes allowed him to reveal the heavens and enforce the astounding argument that the earth moves around the sun. For this belief, he was brought before the Holy Office of the Inquisition, accused of heresy, and forced to spend his last years under house arrest. Galileo's oldest child was thirteen when he placed her in a convent near him in Florence, where she took the most appropriate name of Suor Maria Celeste. Her support was her father's greatest source of strength. Her presence, through letters which Sobel has translated from Italian and masterfully woven into the narrative, graces her father's life now as it did then. GALILEO'S DAUGHTER dramatically recolors the personality and accomplishment of a mythic figure whose seventeenth-century clash with Catholic doctrine continues to define the schism between science and religion. Moving between Galileo's public life and Maria Celeste's sequestered world, Sobel illuminates the Florence of the Medicis and the papal court in Rome during an era when humanity's perception of its place in the cosmos was overturned. With all the human drama and scientific adventure that distinguished Latitude, GALILEO'S DAUGHTER is an unforgettable story. From the Compact Disc edition.
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Galileo Galilei was the foremost scientist of his day. Though he never left Italy, his inventions and discoveries were heralded around the world. His telescopes allowed him to reveal the heavens and enforce the astounding argument that the earth moves around the sun. For this belief, he was brought before the Holy Office of the Inquisition, accused of heresy, and forced to spend his last years under house arrest. Galileo's oldest child was thirteen when he placed her in a convent near him in Florence, where she took the most appropriate name of Suor Maria Celeste. Her support was her father's greatest source of strength. Her presence, through letters which Sobel has translated from Italian and masterfully woven into the narrative, graces her father's life now as it did then. GALILEO'S DAUGHTER dramatically recolors the personality and accomplishment of a mythic figure whose seventeenth-century clash with Catholic doctrine continues to define the schism between science and religion. Moving between Galileo's public life and Maria Celeste's sequestered world, Sobel illuminates the Florence of the Medicis and the papal court in Rome during an era when humanity's perception of its place in the cosmos was overturned. With all the human drama and scientific adventure that distinguished Latitude, GALILEO'S DAUGHTER is an unforgettable story. From the Compact Disc edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Fritz Weaver

Length:

5h 16m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:14


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:41


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:09


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

02:11


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

02:18


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

01:38


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

01:18


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

01:55


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

03:38


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

02:18


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

01:08


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:44


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:00


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

00:45


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

02:02


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

02:01


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

03:49


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

02:49


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

02:44


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

03:14


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

02:05


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

02:00


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

03:09


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

02:16


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

02:24


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

01:53


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

03:00


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

02:45


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

04:31


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

02:05


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

02:49


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

02:33


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

03:18


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

02:16


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

03:56


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

03:30


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

01:27


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

02:58


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

02:07


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:23


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

01:49


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

02:24


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

03:52


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

02:23


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

03:16


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

01:52


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

03:05


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

02:43


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

01:44


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

02:22


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

00:44


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

02:49


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:38


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

02:01


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

02:46


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

02:32


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

03:24


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

02:19


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

02:11


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

03:38


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

00:55


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:48


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

01:24


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

01:21


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

01:13


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:01


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

02:20


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

01:40


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

02:42


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

02:22


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

02:27


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:06


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

02:10


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

01:48


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

02:06


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

02:53


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

02:39


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

02:07


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

01:30


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

02:54


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

02:16


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

02:17


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

01:12


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

01:09


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

02:19


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

02:47


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

01:39


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

02:04


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

02:46


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

03:36


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

02:11


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

02:55


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

01:29


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

01:02


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

01:26


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

02:36


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

02:23


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

01:47


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

01:35


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

00:56


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

03:11


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

02:49


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

02:52


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

01:52


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

01:26


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

01:51


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

03:04


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

01:46


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

01:31


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

02:15


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

03:16


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

01:34


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

01:36


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

02:56


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

02:10


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

02:32


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

04:16


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

02:53


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

02:29


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

02:39


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

02:50


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

02:33


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

01:08


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

03:01


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

02:12


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

02:17


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

02:20


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

02:39


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

02:14


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

01:41


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

01:29


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

01:47


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

01:50


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

01:47


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

01:59


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

00:13


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

00:08