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Published by Crabtree Pub. in New York .
Written in English


  • Galilei, Galileo, -- 1564-1642,
  • Astronomers -- Italy -- Biography -- Juvenile literature,
  • Mathematicians -- Italy -- Biography -- Juvenile literature,
  • Scientists -- Italy -- Biography -- Juvenile literature

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes index.

StatementGerry Bailey and Karen Foster ; illustrated by Leighton Noyes and Karen Radford.
GenreBiography, Juvenile literature.
SeriesStories of great people
ContributionsFoster, Karen, 1959-, Noyes, Leighton, ill., Radford, Karen, ill.
LC ClassificationsQB36.G2 B27 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationp. cm.
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22685030M
ISBN 109780778737162, 9780778736943
LC Control Number2008048636

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