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Dava Sobel
Birth date: June 15, 1947
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Elentarri's Book Blog rated it 5 years ago
TITLE: Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time AUTHOR: Dava Sobel DATE PUBLISHED: 2005 FORMAT: Hardcover ISBN-13: 9780802714626 __________________________ DESCRIPTION: "Anyone alive in the eighteenth century would have known tha...
Tannat rated it 6 years ago
This books gives a historical overview of the astronomy work at Harvard done and funded by women starting in the mid nineteenth century. It basically describes how some of the directors were forward-thinking enough to hire women first as computers and then (eventually) as outright astronomers and so...
A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it 6 years ago
Dava Sobel's 'Glass Universe' has a fantastic premise: telling the story of the women who founded, funded, and worked in the Harvard Observatory from the late 19th century to well into the 20th. There were marvelous strides made in astronomy during that time, and it is astonishing to think of how th...
Interrupting Soliloquy
Interrupting Soliloquy rated it 7 years ago
God only knows why this book is an incredibly dry read, but it really, really was. In comparison to another book about female mathematicians and scientists, [b:Hidden Figures|25953369|Hidden Figures The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space R...
EpicFehlReader rated it 8 years ago
Inspired by a long fascination with Galileo, and by the remarkable surviving letters of his daughter Maria Celeste, a cloistered nun, Dava Sobel has crafted a biography that dramatically recolors the personality and accomplishments of a mythic figure whose early-seventeenth-century clash with Cathol...
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