Galileo - Mario Livio

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Galileo - Mario Livio


Galileo - Mario Livio
epub | 31.03 MB | English | Isbn:B07Z44CC2Z |
Author: Mario Livio | PAge: 283 | Year: 2020



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A fresh interpretation of the life of Galileo Galilei, one of history's greatest and most fascinating scientists, that sheds new light on his discoveries and how he was challenged by science deniers. "We really need this story now, because we're living through the next chapter of science denial" (Bill McKibben).
Galileo's story may be more relevant today than ever before. At present, we face enormous crises-such as the minimization of the dangers of climate change-because the science behind these threats is erroneously questioned or ignored. Galileo encountered this problem 400 years ago. His discoveries, based on careful observations and ingenious experiments, contradicted conventional wisdom and the teachings of the church at the time. Consequently, in a blatant assault on freedom of thought, his books were forbidden by church authorities.

Astrophysicist and bestselling author Mario Livio draws on his own scientific expertise to provide...


Category:Historical Italian & Roman Biographies, Historical Italy Biographies, Astronomy


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