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Secrets in the Skies : Galileo and the Astonishing Solar System

Secrets in the Skies Galileo and the Astonishing Solar System

Published: 6 Feb 2020

Hardback, 48 pages

Recommended for age 7+ and 9+

By Giles Sparrow

Illustrated by James Weston Lewis

Published by Hachette Children's Group

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Secrets in the Skies delves deep into the life and discoveries of the world's most famous stargazer, Galileo Galilei, and the star-studded history of astronomy, from our prehistoric ancestors to the work of today's most brilliant scientists. In this stunningly detailed visual retelling of the birth of science, the solar system is brought to life in glorious full-colour, with breathtaking illustrations by James Weston Lewis. From his early days as a young boy in Pisa, to his fiery battles with the Roman Catholic Church, readers follow the remarkable journey undertaken by Galileo in his search for truth.

As the pages turn, you can witness the ancient origins of celestial examinations, Galileo's ground-breaking invention of the telescope, his controversial trials before the Inquisition, and the crucial discoveries of the stargazer's final days. Readers young and old will marvel at the beautiful and engaging artwork, and be swept away by the dramatic story behind Galileo's stellar scientific breakthroughs, richly described by author Giles Sparrow.

Tagged Galileo , science , significant lives and space, planets and stars

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  • 24 Hours in Space
  • The Moon
  • Space Maps Your Tour of the Universe
  • The Ever-Changing Earth
  • The Cosmic Diary of our Incredible Universe
  • Barefoot Books Solar System
  • Planetarium Junior Edition
  • Armstrong: The Adventurous Journey of a Mouse to the Moon
  • Comic Strip Science: Earth and Space
  • A Day in the Life of an Astronaut, Mars and the Distant Stars
  • Unlocking the Universe
  • The Solar System
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  • Big Questions about the Universe
  • Professor Astro Cat's Frontiers of Space