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Vary Good Book - Got a Little Lost at Times,
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This review is from: Galileo's Dream (Kindle Edition)
Just finished this book on my Kindle. I enjoyed it vary much and the story was certainly an interesting one mixed fiction with non-fiction.
Galileo is approached by a stranger who kickstarts his "invention" of the telescope, though it wasn't truly his invention but he did improve on somebody else's idea and that's what got him noticed in scientific circles - and by the Catholic Church.
Soon the stranger starts taking Galileo to the planet and moons of Jupiter using some sort of device that not only transports in space but in time too. He is sent to the third millennia. There he learns a lot of the knowledge he is credited for today, but he also has to deal with proplematic situations whilst he is there.
His health rapidly starts to deteriorate and the Catholic Church accuse him of apostasy, or something long those lines, and threaten him with torture and burning at the stake unless he recants.
I did get a little lost at times with some of the in-depth text about certain scientific debates but a vary enjoyable book which, as I said mixes fiction with non-fiction regarding Galileo's life.
A note on the Kindle version: No problems at all; no typos or formatting problems noticed.