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Title: Galileo's Daughter: A Drama of Science, Faith and Love
Description: London, United Kingdom, Fourth Estate Ltd. 1999, 1st Ed. (ISBN: 1857028619) Original Cloth. Book, In her runaway bestseller, Dava Sobel brings a fresh perspective to the sometimes acrimonious and often tedious debates about the "proper" relationship between science and religion. Rather than debate, she tells a story -- one that breathes new vitality into our understanding of scientific thinking, of our approach to the natural world, and how these two can uphold, challenge, and increase both our faith and our theology. The book attracts us, first, by the surprising revelation that Galileo had a daughter -- two, in fact -- and that both were cloistered Franciscan nuns. The recent discovery and translation of the letters written by his eldest daughter, Suor Maria Celeste (whose chosen religious name honored her father's early astronomical discoveries) to her beloved father opened a door into his interior life, both as a man of science and a man of faith. All of our books are in the shop, and are 'real' books. We try to post the same day as the order. Descriptions are conservative. Postage rates may be lower than ABE estimate, please use Ask Bookseller a Question to confirm availability and postage cost, use [Ask Bookseller a Question] option below to confirm availability and get accurate postage quote for this item (the amount quoted is for an 'average' hard-cover book of up to 1kg in weight). Very Good/Very Good, Bit Shelf Worn.

Keywords: 1857028619 Biography Religion Monasticism Autobiography Science

Price: AUD 23.17 = appr. US$ 16.03 Seller: Graham Toms, Fine and Rare Books
- Book number: 010889



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