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              Books by Dava Sobel

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              Conversations with Galileo: A Fictional Dialogue Based on Biographical Facts
               

              Conversations with Galileo: A Fictional Dialogue Based on Biographical Facts (Hardback, New edition)

              By Shea, William; Foreword by Sobel, Dava

              • RRP: $30.00
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              • Internationally sourced

              Imagined by a renowned cosmologist who holds an academic post at Galileo's old university, this fictionalised conversation presents the essential biography of a man who transformed our view of the universe.

              ISBN 9781786782496
              Released NZ 12 Nov 2019
              Publisher Watkins Media
              Interest Age General Audience
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              Longitude

              Longitude (Paperback, 10th Anniversary ed)

              By Sobel, Dava

              • RRP: $21.99
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              The tenth anniversary edition of 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 new foreword by astronaut Neil Armstrong.

              ISBN 9780007214228
              Released NZ 11 Nov 2005
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              Galileo's Daughter: A Drama of Science, Faith and Love
               

              Galileo's Daughter: A Drama of Science, Faith and Love (Paperback, New edition)

              By Sobel, Dava

              • RRP: $28.99
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              Galileo is seen as one of the greatest scientists ever. Little is known of his illegitimate daughter, Virginia. As a nun, she wrote 120 letters to her father from 1623 to her death from exposure and malnutrition ten years later. This text investigates the father-daughter relation...ship.
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              ISBN 9781857027129
              Released NZ 1 Oct 2000
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              The Glass Universe: The Hidden History of the Women Who Took the Measure of the Stars

              The Glass Universe: The Hidden History of the Women Who Took the Measure of the Stars (Paperback)

              By Sobel, Dava

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              'A biographical orrery - intricate, complex and fascinating' The Observer 'A peerless intellectual biography. The Glass Universe shines and twinkles as brightly as the stars themselves' The Economist #1 New York Times bestselling author Dava Sobel returns with a captivating, litt...le-known true story of women in science
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              ISBN 9780007548200
              Released NZ 23 Oct 2017
              Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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              The Illustrated Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time
               

              The Illustrated Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time (Trade Paperback / Paperback, illustrated edition)

              By Sobel, Dava; Andrewes, William J. H.

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              To meet reader demand, here is an illustrated version of a universally acclaimed work published in 1995. 110 color and 73 b&w illustrations. Ties in to a PBS NOVA documentary airing in October.

              ISBN 9780802775931
              Released NZ 1 Oct 2014
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
              Interest Age General Audience
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              A More Perfect Heaven: How Copernicus Revolutionised the Cosmos
                

              A More Perfect Heaven: How Copernicus Revolutionised the Cosmos (Paperback)

              By Sobel, Dava

              • RRP: $32.50
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              The bestselling author of Longitude and Galileo's Daughter tells the story of Nicolaus Copernicus and the revolution in astronomy that changed the world.

              ISBN 9781408822388
              Released NZ 1 Nov 2012
              Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
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              The Planets
               

              The Planets (Trade Paperback / Paperback, illustrated edition)

              By Sobel, Dava

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              Sobel brings science and history deftly to life as she explores the origins of the planets and reveals the exotic environments that exist in each of these fascinating alien worlds.

              ISBN 9780142001165
              Released NZ 7 Aug 2009
              Publisher Penguin
              Interest Age 18+ years
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              Is Anyone out There?: The Scientific Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence

              Is Anyone out There?: The Scientific Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (Hardback)

              By Drake, Frank; Sobel, Dava

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              ISBN 9780385305327
              Released NZ 1 Sep 1992
              Publisher Bantam Doubleday Dell Pub
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              The Path: A One-Mile Walk Through the Universe
               

              The Path: A One-Mile Walk Through the Universe (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Raymo, Chet; Introduction by Sobel, Dava

              • RRP: $35.99
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              Here Raymo seeks--and finds--the laws of nature and the existential problems of man hidden under every leaf and rock, or caught in the murmur of running water...What history is hidden outside your front door? -- Los Angeles Times For almost forty years, Chet Raymo walked a one-mi...le path from his house to the college where he taught, chronicling the universe by observing every detail of his route with a scientist's curiosity, a historian's respect for the past, and a child's capacity for wonder. With each step, the landscape he traversed became richer, suggesting ever deeper aspects of astronomy, history, biology, and literature, and making the path universal in scope. His insights inspire us to turn our local paths into portals to greater understanding of our interconnectedness with nature and history.
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              ISBN 9780802717191
              Released NZ 1 Apr 2009
              Publisher Walker & Company
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              Galileo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith and Love
                

              Galileo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith and Love (Audio CD / Audio)

              By Sobel, Dava; Read by Guidall, George

              • RRP: $198.50
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              In GALILEO'S DAUGHTER, the voices of Galileo and his daughter, Sister Maria Celeste, echo down the centuries through letters and writings which author Dava Sobel masterfully weaves into her narrative, building toward the crescendo of history's most dramatic collision between scie...nce and religion. In the process, she illuminates an entire era: when the flamboyant Medici grand dukes became Galileo's patrons; when the bubonic plague wreaked its terrible devastation and prayer was the only medicine; when the Thirty Years' War upended fortunes across Europe; and when one man fought to reconcile the Heaven he revered as a good Catholic with the heavens revealed to him through his telescope.
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              ISBN 9780736694537
              Released NZ 27 May 2003
              Publisher Books on Tape
              Interest Age General Audience
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