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Brunelleschi's dome

By: King, Ross

Price: $6.50

Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Penguin Books, 2001.:

Seller ID: BB0248702

ISBN: 0142000159

Condition: vg


An Independent Bestseller By all accounts, Filippo Brunelleschi, goldsmith and clockmaker, was an unkempt, cantankerous, and suspicious man-even by the generous standards according to which artists were judged in fifteenth-century Florence. He also designed and erected a dome over the cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore-a feat of architectural daring that we continue to marvel at today-thus securing himself a place among the most formidable geniuses of the Renaissance.... View more info

Power and imagination

By: Martines, Lauro

Price: $7.50

Publisher: New York : Knopf, 1979.:

Seller ID: BB0209723

ISBN: 0394501128

Condition: g/g


Shelf-wear and edge-wear to jacket. Subtle damp-stain. View more info

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Galileo's daughter

By: Sobel, Dava

Price: $8.00

Publisher: New York : Walker & Co., 1999.:

Seller ID: BB0226231

ISBN: 0802713432

Condition: vg/vg


Inspired by a long fascination with Galileo, and by the remarkable surviving letters of Galileo's daughter, a cloistered nun, Dava Sobel has written a biography unlike any other of the man Albert Einstein called "the father of modern physics- indeed of modern science altogether." "Galileo's Daughter" also presents a stunning portrait of a person hitherto lost to history, described by her father as "a woman of exquisite mind, singular goodness, and most tenderly attached ... View more info

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Galileo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love

By: Sobel, Dava

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Penguin Group (USA), November 2000:

Seller ID: BB0245164

ISBN: 0140280553

Condition: vg


-- Also appeared on the Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, Newsday, Publishers Weekly, San Francisco Chronicle, Washington Post, Independent, Wordstock, NCIBA, and Booksense bestseller lists-- Winner of the Christopher Award and a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award-- Named a Notable Book of the Year by the New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, Esquire, and the American Library Association-- Longitude sold more than 300,000 copies in paperback and spe... View more info