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This review is from: Galileo's Daughter: A Drama of Science, Faith and Love (Paperback)
Galileo's Daughter is a thoroughly entertaining and brilliantly researched biography of the Italian scientist (despite its title), placing a special emphasis on the relationship between the famous mathematician and his daughter. As only one half of the letters between the pair survive it is a one-sided dialogue, but this does not detract from the book at all.
Although I was broadly familiar with the story of Galileo and his trials for heresy as he believed the Earth orbited the Sun, Sobel's skill in the writing of this book made me eager to turn the pages to find out what happened next.
All in all I thought this book was better than the author's more famous work Longitude.