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Renaissance Genius Hardcover – 7 Nov 2009

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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Sterling; 01 edition (7 Nov. 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1402769776
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402769771
  • Product Dimensions: 24 x 19.4 x 2.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,179,366 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Dr. David Whitehouse was a consultant to many space agencies and involved in several space missions. As a result of his media work, he was invited by the BBC to become its science correspondent in 1988; from 1998-2006 he was the networks first science editor working for BBC News Online. David has won many awards, written thousands of newspaper and magazine articles, two acclaimed books and is a Fellow of the Royal Astronomical Society and past president of the Society for Popular Astronomy. The asteroid 4036 was renamed asteroid Whitehouse in recognition of his services to science and the media.

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By AL on 17 Jan. 2014
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This book is all I could've wished for in knowing more about this GENIUS! It cover's a great deal about his life, including words from both his parents. I haven't finished it yet, but there's so much information on his life and some great pictures old and new on various topics and people. To say I would recommend this book to ANYONE is a massive understatement! If anyone DOES think about maybe buying this book, at whatever price, don't think about it, BUY IT!
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outstanding book
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4.0 out of 5 stars Renaissance Genius: Galileo Gailei and His Legacy to Modern Science 10 Jan. 2014
By Genki - Published on Amazon.com
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I gave this book as a Christmas gift to a friend, a PhD geologist... Just spoke to him and he loved it. The way it was written, and the new insights it has given him about another scientist, his life, attributions as well as difficulties of the Renaissance, wonderful time of many discoveries. Although familiar with Galilei, he found that he learned many new pieces of information that he was not familiar with. The illustrations were also appreciated.
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By Michael - Published on Amazon.com
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Weakly written, weakly proofread, and even the illustrations prove repetitive and at times unconnected to the text.
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