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The Life of a Magus and Martyr

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Science  19 Sep 2008:
Vol. 321, Issue 5896, pp. 1636-1637
DOI: 10.1126/science.1162479

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Giordano Bruno. Philosopher/Heretic. By Ingrid D. Rowland. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, New York, 2008. 345 pp. $27. ISBN 9780809095247.

The author discusses the nomadic life of the 16th-century philosopher and former priest whose execution in Rome in 1600 made him an early martyr for science.