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  • Longitudeby Dava Sobel

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; Not Available

    The dramatic human story of an epic scientific quest: the search for the solution of how to calculate longitude and the unlikely triumph of an English genius. With a Foreword by Neil Armstrong. more...

  • Galileo?s Daughter: A Drama of Science, Faith and Loveby Dava Sobel

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; Not Available

    From the international best-selling author of Longitude, Galileo?s Daughter is the fascinating story of the relationship between the great Italian scientist Galileo and his daughter, Virginia. more...

  • The Planetsby Dava Sobel

    Penguin Group US 2006; US$ 12.99

    Longitude and Galileo's Daughter , Dava Sobel introduced readers to her rare gift for weaving complex scientific concepts into a compelling narrative. Now Sobel brings her full talents to bear on what is perhaps her most ambitious topic to date-the planets of our solar system. Sobel explores the origins and oddities of the planets through the lens... more...

  • Longitudeby Dava Sobel

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; Not Available

    The dramatic human story of an epic scientific quest: the search for the solution of how to calculate longitude and the unlikely triumph of an English genius. With a Foreword by Neil Armstrong. more...

  • Galileo?s Daughter: A Drama of Science, Faith and Loveby Dava Sobel

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; Not Available

    From the international best-selling author of Longitude, Galileo?s Daughter is the fascinating story of the relationship between the great Italian scientist Galileo and his daughter, Virginia. more...

  • A More Perfect Heavenby Dava Sobel

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 11.99

    During the 1530s, rumours of a potentially revolutionary theory of how the heavens worked emanating from a small city in Poland began to spread throughout Europe. The architect of this theory was a Polish cleric named Nicolaus Copernicus. In around 1514 Copernicus had written and hand-copied an initial outline of his heliocentric theory, in which... more...

  • Longitudeby Dava Sobel

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2010; US$ 13.99

    Anyone alive in the eighteenth century would have known that "the longitude problem" was the thorniest scientific dilemma of the day-and had been for centuries. Lacking the ability to measure their longitude, sailors throughout the great ages of exploration had been literally lost at sea as soon as they lost sight of land. Thousands of lives, and the... more...

  • Galileo's Daughterby Dava Sobel

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2009; US$ 11.99

    Inspired by a long fascination with Galileo, and by the remarkable surviving letters of Galileo's daughter, a cloistered nun, Dava Sobel has written a biography unlike any other of the man Albert Einstein called "the father of modern physics- indeed of modern science altogether." Galileo's Daughter also presents a stunning portrait of a person... more...

  • A More Perfect Heavenby Dava Sobel

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2011; US$ 9.99

    By 1514, the reclusive cleric Nicolaus Copernicus had written and hand-copied an initial outline of his heliocentric theory-in which he defied common sense and received wisdom to place the sun, not the earth, at the center of our universe, and set the earth spinning among the other planets. Over the next two decades, Copernicus expanded his theory... more...

  • The Planetsby Dava Sobel

    HarperCollins Publishers 2011; Not Available

    After the huge national and international success of ?Longitude? and ?Gallileo?s Daughter?, Dava Sobel tells the human story of the nine planets of our solar system. more...