Galileo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love

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Product Details

Price
$18.00  $16.56
Publisher
Bloomsbury USA
Publish Date
Pages
432
Dimensions
5.58 X 1.18 X 8.25 inches | 0.98 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780802779656
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About the Author

Dava Sobel is an award-winning science writer and the internationally bestselling author of Longitude and The Planets. Longitude has sold more than 2.5 million copies worldwide. She is co-author of The Illustrated Longitude. She lives in East Hampton, New York.

Reviews

"Sobel is a master storyteller.... What she has done, with her choice of excerpts and her strong sense of story, is bring a great scientist to life." --Alan Lightman, New York Times

"[Sobel] shows herself a virtuoso at encapsulating the history and the politics of science. Her descriptions of Galileo's ideas... are pithy, vivid, and intelligible." --Wall Street Journal

"Sobel does wonders clearly explaining scientific principles... [She] is a most original writer, with a reverence for history and storytelling." --USA Today

"Galileo's Daughter is a remarkable work for the beauty of the writing and the clarity of the time and relationships it creates. Sobel pays close attention to fine detail, resulting in a work that feels real." --Denver Post

"Sobel seamlessly recounts history as wonderful narrative filled with outsized characters all marching toward a booming climax." --San Diego Union Tribune