Galileo's daughter : a historical memoir of science, faith, and love
Title
Galileo's daughter : a historical memoir of science, faith, and love

Author
Sobel, Dava, author.

Publication Information
[S.l. : s.n.], 2000, c1999.

Physical Description
10 books in a cloth bag : ill., maps ; 37 x 15 cm. + 1 folder.

Series
Instant book club.

General Note
Imprint may vary.
 
A cloth bag containing ten copies of the title and a folder with miscellaneous notes, discussion questions, biographical information, and reading lists to assist book group discussion leaders.

Personal Subject
Galilei, Galileo, 1564-1642-Correspondence.
 
Galilei, Maria Celeste, 1600-1634-Correspondence.

Subject Term
Astronomers -- Italy -- Biography.
 
Nuns -- Italy -- Biography.

Local Subject
Book club kit collection.

Summary
Part one: To Florence: She who was so precious to you -- This grand book the universe -- Bright stars speak of your virtues -- To have the truth seen and recognized -- In the very face of the sun -- Observant executrix of God's commands -- Malice of my persecutors -- Conjecture here among shadows -- Part two: On Bellosguardo: How our father is favored -- To busy myself in your service -- What we require above all else -- Because of our zeal -- Through my memory of their eloquence -- Small and trifling body -- On the right path, by the grace of God -- Tempest of our many torments -- Part three: In Rome: While seeking to immortalize your fame -- Since the Lord chastises us with those whips -- Hope of having you always near -- That I should be begged to publish such a work -- Part four: In care of the Tuscan Embassy, Villa Medici, Rome: How anxiously I live, awaiting word from you -- In the chambers of the Holy Office of the Inquisition -- Vainglorious ambition, pure ignorance, and inadvertence -- Faith vested in the miraculous Madonna of Impruneta -- Judgment passed on your book and your person -- Part five: At Siena: Not knowing how to refuse him the keys -- Terrible destruction on the feast of San Lorenzo -- Recitation of the penitential psalms -- Book of life, or, a prophet accepted in his own land -- Part six: From Arcetri: My soul and its longing -- Until I have this from your lips -- As I struggle to understand -- Memory of the sweetnesses.


LibraryMaterial TypeCall NumberItem AvailableCopiesStatus
R.H. Stafford Library (Woodbury)Book club kitKT 921 GALILEO11Kits