Accessibility statement

New Departmental Publication

Posted on 2 June 2010

Prof. David Wootton, Galileo: Watcher of the Skies (Yale University Press, 2010)

Galileo (1564–1642) is one of the most important and controversial figures in the history of science. A hero of modern science and key to its birth, he was also a deeply divided man: a scholar committed to the establishment of scientific truth yet forced to concede the importance of faith, and a brilliant analyst of the elegantly mathematical workings of nature yet bungling and insensitive with his own family.

David Wootton's book is available for pre-ordering online and will be released in October.

  • For further details of this and other books by members of the Department, see our page