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Secrets in the Skies

Secrets in the Skies

Publisher Wren & Rook
Year 01/02/2020
Edition First
Pages 48
Version hardback
Readership level Children/juvenile
Language English
ISBN 9781526360014
Categories History & the past: general interest (Children's/YA), Space (Children's/YA)
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Book description

Secrets in the Skies delves deep into the life and discoveries of the world's most famous stargazer, Galileo Galilei, and the star-studded history of astronomy, from our prehistoric ancestors to the work of today's most brilliant scientists. In this stunningly detailed visual retelling of the birth of science, the solar system is brought to life in glorious full-colour, with breathtaking illustrations by James Weston Lewis. From his early days as a young boy in Pisa, to his fiery battles with the Roman Catholic Church, readers follow the remarkable journey undertaken by Galileo in his search for truth. As the pages turn, you can witness the ancient origins of celestial examinations, Galileo's ground-breaking invention of the telescope, his controversial trials before the Inquisition, and the crucial discoveries of the stargazer's final days. Readers young and old will marvel at the beautiful and engaging artwork, and be swept away by the dramatic story behind Galileo's stellar scientific breakthroughs, richly described by author Giles Sparrow.

Secrets in the Skies

Table of contents

4: Dangerous Fall
6: Secrets in the Skies
14: Godly Thinking
16: Change in the Heavens
18: The Boy from Pisa
20: The Inventive Genius
22: The Telescope
25: The Far-seeing Eye
26: The Starry Messenger
29: Allies and Enemies
30: Against the Inquisition
32: The Dangerous Dialogue
34: The Trial
36: And Yet, It Moves!
38: Seeing Past the Stories
40: In Galileo's Footsteps
42: Touching the Stars
44: How the Solar System Really Works
46: Glossary

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