Galileo: Genius Who Faced the Inquisition
Galileo made the first effective use of the refracting telescope to discover important new facts about astronomy. His observations led him to support Copernicus's claim that Earth and the other planets circled the sun. This conflicted with the teachings of the Catholic Church, and brought Galileo before the judges of the Inquisition. He spent his final years under house arrest.
|Lexile ® Measure||NA|
|Product Type||Paperback Books|
|Primary Contributor||Philip Steele|
|Age Groups||Ages 10 to 12, Ages 13 to 15|
|Publisher||National Geographic Books|