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  • Galileo Galilei

  • A Captivating Guide to an Italian Astronomer, Physicist, and Engineer and His Impact on the History of Science
  • By: Captivating History
  • Narrated by: Kevin Hung-Liang
  • Length: 2 hrs and 17 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (4 ratings)

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Summary

If you want to discover the captivating life of Galileo Galilei, then keep reading...

Galileo Galilei’s contributions to modern science were so fundamental to a variety of fields that even though he died almost 400 years ago, his name retains international acclaim.

This 17th-century natural philosopher is often credited with the invention of the telescope, thanks to his many discoveries using that specific instrument, and though he was not, in fact, its inventor, the myth still persists. Indeed, Galileo was responsible for a series of upgrades to astronomy’s brand-new tool during the early part of the 1600s, and it was largely his innovative techniques that changed a somewhat mediocre magnifying glass into a revolutionary device.

He was also the first to use his powerful telescope to look at the moon, planets, and stars and discover just how much there truly was out there beyond the realm of ocean, land, and clouds. His observations of the solar system were the first of their kind, and they helped cement a theory that had been appearing and disappearing from European philosophy for centuries: that the Earth was not the center of the universe.

In Galileo Galilei: A Captivating Guide to an Italian Astronomer, Physicist, and Engineer and His Impact on the History of Science, you will discover chapters such as:

  • A Stargazer Is Born
  • Galileo Studies with Florentine Monks
  • The University of Pisa
  • Galileo Calculates the Location of Hell
  • Professor at the University of Pisa
  • University of Padua
  • The Catholic Inquisition
  • Kepler’s Star
  • Galileo and Johannes Kepler
  • The Starry Messenger
  • Galileo Meets Pope Paul V
  • The Inquisition Visits Again
  • A Meeting with Pope Urban VIII
  • Final Work and Death
  • And much, much more!

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Very short but a good overview

This audible and all the others in the series are worth having around, especially if you have middle and high school kids in your house.

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this was a fun listen ...

I liked the audible. It doesn't have a great deal of detail during this period, but the author covered the 1920s well. I would like to buy the next history lesson he/she covers.

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A Good Short History

I thoroughly enjoyed this audible. It focuses on the main events of a huge chunk of history and tell it in an easy manner. Leave the minutiae to historians!

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Much better than expected

Not only was this a concise summary of the subject, but it was extremely well written. It listen like a novel, and it was great to put together all the players (the black prince, Henry V, Joan of Arc, etc.) in context. I just bought about 10 more audibles from this series.

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