"An activities section at the end of the book offers instructions for making a thermometer, doing free- fall gravity experiments, using a pendulum, and constructing a telescope. (b&w photos, not seen, chronology, notes, glossary, further reading, index) (Nonfiction. 9-15)"
An astonishing and readable account in the Great Minds of Science series that reveals how Galileo, a brilliant and creative scientist, ``among the first to practice the scientific method'' in the 17th century, was tried, convicted of heresy, and imprisoned for the rest of his life for observing, then teaching and writing about scientific theories that went against the beliefs of the Catholic Church.
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