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Contents Foreword by Buzz Aldrin Authorís Note Acknowledgements Introduction Time Line Map of Italy Chapter 1 Science and Astronomy Before Galileo Men and Women of Letters Lunar Observation Part 1 Using Raw Data Chapter 2 Beginnings Cook a Renaissance Meal The Pendulum Make a Pulsilogia Specific Gravity Chapter 3 Position at Pisa Gravity Experiment Properties of the Ellipse Lodestone Experiment Lunar Observation II Liquid Density Chapter 4 The Telescope Aperture Experiment Cast a Shadow Painting Light and Shadow Floating Needle Experiment Chapter 5 The Storm Builds Perception of Illumination Roll of the Dice Make a Care Package for Galileo Chapter 6 The Two Systems Relative Motion Experiment Projectile Motion Experiment Chapter 7 Galileoís Last Days Accelerated Motion Beam Strength Game Vibrating Strings Charting the Cycloid Curve Popes of Galileoís Time The Grand Dukes of Tuscany During Galileoís Time Glossary of Key Terms Glossary of Key People Glossary of Key Places Galileoís Key Writings Web Sites Planetariums and Astronomy/Space Museums Selected Bibliography Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Galilei, Galileo, 1564-1642 -- Juvenile literature.
Astronomers -- Italy -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.
Physicists -- Italy -- Biography -- Juvenile literature.