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Recommeded Reading

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Italy Reading List
Books
A World Lit Only by Fire: the Medieval Mind and the Renaissance. Portrait of an Age. William Manchester, Boston : Little, Brown, 1992, 1993.
Art & Geometry: A Study in Space Intuitions. William M. Ivins. 1964 reprint of 1946
Art and Physics: Parallel Visions in Space, Time & Light. Leonard Shlain, 1991
Brunelleschi's Dome: How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture Ross King. 2000.
The Decameron: Second Edition Giovanni Boccaccio. 14 th Century.
Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems. Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems. Galileo
Discoveries and Opinions of Galileo (1610 Letter to the Grand Duchess Christina) Galileo (Author) Stillman Drake (Translator).
Divine Comedy. Dante Alighieri. 14 th Century.
Epic Moon: A History of Lunar Exploration in the Age of the Telescope. William P. Sheehan and Thomas A. Dobbins. 2004
Galileo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love Dava Sobel. 2000.
Galileo for Kids: His Life and Ideas, 25 Activities Richard Pauchyk. Can by purchased through www.astrosociety.org
Infinite Worlds: An Illustrated Voyage to Planets beyond Our Sun Ray Villard and Lynette R. Cook 2005.
Innocents Abroad Mark Twain. 1869.
Leonardo: The Artist and the Man Serge Bramly. 1994
Mission to Jupiter: A History of the Galileo Project Michael Meltzer
Sidereus Nuncius, or The Sidereal Messenger Galileo
Retrying Galileo, 1633-1992 Maurice A. Finocchiaro. 1663 - 1992.
The Ash Wednesday Supper Trans. Edward A. Gosselin and Lawrence S. Lerner. 1995.
The Book Nobody Read: Chasing the Revolutions of Nicolaus Copernicus Owen Gingerich. 2004
The Crime of Galileo Giorgio de Santillana. 1978.
The House of Medici: Its Rise and Fall Morrow Quill. 1980.
The Moon and the Western Imagination    Scott L. Montgomery 1999
Drama
Galileo Play by Bertolt Brecht  
Films
For a preview for sightseeing of Florence and Rome .
Much Ado About Nothing (1993) (Video) Directed by Kenneth Branagh
Much Ado A Room with a View (Two-Disc Special Edition) (1986)About Nothing (1993) James Ivory film based on the novel by E.M. Forestor
Roman Spring of Mrs Stone (1961) Directed by José Quintero