World History Biographies: Galileo: The Genius Who Charted the Universe by Steele, Philip

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 reduced problems to simple terms on the basis of experience and common-sense logic. Then he analyzed and resolved the problems according to simple mathematical descriptions, thus opening the way for the development of modern mathematical physics.

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Author: Philip Steele
Publisher: National Geographic Kids
Published: 09/09/2008
Pages: 64
Binding Type: Paperback
Series: National Geographic World History Biographies (Paper)
Weight: 0.40lbs
Size: 9.50h x 6.70w x 0.50d
ISBN: 9781426302954
Audience: Ages 9-12

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 6.6
Point Value: 1
Interest Level: Middle Grade
Quiz #/Name: 109698 / Galileo: The Genius Who Faced the Inquisition/Charted the Universe

About the Author
Philip Steele has worked in children's publishing as an author and editor for more than 30 years. He has written about lands, peoples, cultures, and the natural world. Some of his most prominent titles are biographies of Ho Chi Minh, Jesse Owens, and Rosa Parks. Steele lives in Beaumaris, Wales.