One of the most important figures to come out of the awakening world of the Renaissance was Galileo Galelei. Often referred to as the "Archimedes of his time" Galileo was forever asking questions. Is it possible to measure heat? Is it possible to weigh air? Does the earth stand still or does it move? How fast do objects fall to the earth? His questions led to some of the most important answers of the scientific world—and to his contributions to astronomy, physics, and mathematics. Through her whimsical illustrations and her bright engaging text Bendick has provided the middle reader with Galileo's inspiring story.