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Galileo: The Man and His Science
A Resource Guide to Materials in English


4. Some Galileo Web Sites

Galileo Project at Rice University:

Galileo and Einstein Course at U. of Virginia:

Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, Galileo Entry:

MacTutor, Galileo Entry:

Galileo's Battle for the Heavens (PBS show website):

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5. Some Galileo Videos

Galileo's Battle for the Heavens (PBS NOVA Episode): This 2-hour NOVA special, based in part on Dava Sobel's best-selling book, Galileo's Daughter, combines recreations of Galileo's life (starring Simon Callow as Galileo) with a discussion of his science and times.

Galileo and the Sinful Spyglass (part of History Channel's Man, Moment, and Machine Series) A dramatic introduction to Galileo and his times, featuring dramatizations and interviews.

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To purchase:

Galileo: On the Shoulders of Giants (part of the HBO's The Inventors Specials) This dramatization of Galileo's life for young people won daytime TV awards, but takes some liberties to keep kids interested.

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6. Galileo in Fiction

Brecht, Bertold Galileo. 1952, Grove Press. (plus many updated editions) Controversial play, not always historically accurate, and with a strong political perspective. (Joseph Losey's production, with Topol and John Gielgud, is available on DVD.)

Stavis, Barry Lamp at Midnight. 1966, Bantam. Another play about Galileo and the Inquisition, shown on television's Hallmark Hall of Fame.

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