About this book
A biography which demonstrates the dynamic personality of one of the most significant figures in the history of science, presenting him as a humanist, musician, natural philosopher and mathematician, among other facets. '...Will no doubt become the standard, comprehensive biography' "New York Times Book Review"
Galileo is aptly known as 'the father of modern science'. But there is much more to him than his well-known discoveries in physics and astronomy, and his infamous clash with the Catholic church. John Heilbron's wonderfully rounded new biography presents a multi-talented but difficult man - writer, philosopher, scientist, musician, and artist.
|Oxford University Press|