Most widely held works about Dava Sobel
Most widely held works by Dava Sobel
Longitude : the true story of a lone genius who solved the greatest scientific problem of his time by Dava Sobel ( Book )
50 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in 5 languages and held by 3,649 libraries worldwide
The story of mariners' centuries-long search for ways of determining longitude that tells not only of the scientific advances but of the perseverance, pettiness, politics, & interesting anecdotes involved. Longitude is the dramatic human story of an epic scientific quest, and of John Harrison's forty-year obsession with building his perfect timekeeper, known today as the chronometer. Full of heroism and chicanery, brilliance and the absurd, it is also a fascinating brief history of astronomy, navigation, and clockmaking. Through Dava Sobel's consummate skill, Longitude will open a new window on our world for all who read it.
Galileo's daughter : a historical memoir of science, faith, and love by Dava Sobel ( Book )
34 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 3,642 libraries worldwide
"The son of a musician, Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) tried at first to enter a monastery before engaging the skills that made him the foremost scientist of his day. Though he never left Italy, his inventions and discoveries were heralded around the world. Most sensationally, his telescopes allowed him to reveal a new reality in the heavens and to reinforce the astounding argument that the Earth moves around the Sun. For this belief, he was brought before the Holy Office of the Inquisition, accused of heresy, and forced to spend his last years under house arrest." "Of Galileo's three illegitimate children, the eldest best mirrored his own brilliance, industry, and sensibility, and by virtue of these qualities became his confidante. Born Virginia in 1600, she was thirteen when Galileo placed her in a convent near him in Florence, where she took the most appropriate name of Suor Maria Celeste. Her loving support, which Galileo repaid in kind, proved to be her father's greatest source of strength throughout his most productive and tumultuous years. Her presence, through letters which Sobel has translated from their original Italian and woven into the narrative, graces her father's life now as it did then." "Galileo's Daughter dramatically recolors the personality and accomplishment of a mythic figure whose seventeenth-century clash with Catholic doctrine continues to define the schism between science and religion. Moving between Galileo's grand public life and Maria Celeste's sequestered world, Sobel illuminates the Florence of the Medicis and the papal court in Rome during the pivotal era when humanity's perception of its place in the cosmos was being overturned."--BOOK JACKET.
The planets by Dava Sobel ( Book )
40 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 2,619 libraries worldwide
The sun's family of planets become a familiar place in this personal account of the lives of other worlds. With her gift for weaving difficult scientific concepts into a compelling story, Sobel explores the planets' origins and oddities through the lens of popular culture, from astrology, mythology, and science fiction to art, music, poetry, biography, and history.--From publisher description.
Is anyone out there? : the scientific search for extraterrestrial intelligence by Frank D Drake ( Book )
6 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and held by 1,239 libraries worldwide
Drake's narrative account discusses the observatories around the world dedicated to detect extraterrestrial intelligence.
The illustrated longitude by Dava Sobel ( Book )
20 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,110 libraries worldwide
This fully illustrated edition of the international best-seller Longitude recounts in words and images the epic quest to solve the greatest scientific problem of the eighteenth and three prior centuries: determining how a captain could pinpoint his ship's location at sea. All too often, voyages ended in disaster when crew and cargo were either lost at sea or destroyed upon the rocks of an unexpected landfall. Thousands of lives and the fortunes of nations hung on a resolution. Governments established prizes for anyone whose method or device proved successful. The scientific establishment, certain that a celestial answer would be found, invested untold effort in this pursuit. By contrast, John Harrison built the unimaginable: a clock that told perfect time at sea, known today as the chronometer. Harrison's trials and tribulations during his forty-year quest to win the prize are the culmination of this remarkable story.--From publisher description.
Arthritis : what works by Dava Sobel ( Book )
6 editions published between 1989 and 1992 in English and held by 894 libraries worldwide
"Nutrition. Brand-name, over-the-counter medications. Prescription drugs. Surgery. Experimental treatments. Alternative therapies. Self-help techniques."
Galileo's daughter by Dava Sobel ( Recording )
47 editions published between 1998 and 2008 in 13 languages and held by 794 libraries worldwide
By including translations of letters from Suor Maria Celeste, Galileo's eldest illegitimate child, the author presents a biography of Galileo along with a portrait of this daughter and a look at the seventeenth century world of Florence and the papal court in Rome.
Letters to father : suor Maria Celeste to Galileo, 1623-1633 by Maria Celeste Galilei ( Book )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 718 libraries worldwide
Backache : what exercises work by Dava Sobel ( Book )
4 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and held by 713 libraries worldwide
Argues that exercise is the best therapy for backache, discusses motivation, recommends specific exercises, and covers yoga, meditation,and life-style changes.
Arthritis : what exercises work by Dava Sobel ( Book )
6 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in 4 languages and held by 638 libraries worldwide
Longitude by Dava Sobel ( Recording )
42 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in 13 languages and held by 582 libraries worldwide
Recounts John Harrison's invention of the marine chronometer in eighteenth-century England.
Backache relief : the ultimate second opinion from back-pain sufferers nationwide who share their successful healing experiences by Arthur C Klein ( Book )
2 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 470 libraries worldwide
Galileo's daughter : a drama of science, faith, and love by Dava Sobel ( Book )
13 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 357 libraries worldwide
Ud fra datteren Virginias breve til sin far tegner forfatteren et portræt af Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) som videnskabsmand, troende katolik og familiemenneske og giver et billede af den tids dramatiske kollision mellem religion og videnskab.
The best American science writing 2004 ( Book )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 291 libraries worldwide
[This book contains] twenty-three articles on a wide range of today's most current topics in science - from biology, physics, biotechnology, and astronomy, to anthropology, genetics, evolutionary theory, and cognition [which] represent the full spectrum of scientific writing from America's ... prominent science authors ...-Back cover.
To father : the letters of Sister Maria Celeste to Galileo, 1623-1633 by Maria Celeste Galilei ( Book )
6 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 202 libraries worldwide
Arthritis : what exercises really work by Dava Sobel ( Book )
3 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 137 libraries worldwide
Arthritis : what exercises work : breakthrough relief for the rest of your life, even after drugs and surgery have failed by Dava Sobel ( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 126 libraries worldwide
A collection of exercises designed to relieve the pain associated with arthritis.
A more perfect heaven : how Nicolaus Copernicus revolutionized the cosmos by Dava Sobel ( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 111 libraries worldwide
Traces the story of the reclusive sixteenth-century cleric who introduced the revolutionary idea that the Earth orbits the sun, describing the dangerous forces and complicated personalities that marked the publication of Copernicus's findings.
Arthritis : the complete to relief using methods that really work by Arthur C Klein ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 103 libraries worldwide
Is anyone out there by Frank Drake ( Book )
4 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in 4 languages and held by 96 libraries worldwide
Alternative medicine Arthritis Arthritis--Exercise therapy Arthritis--Treatment Astronautics in astronomy Astronomers Astronomical clocks Astronomical instruments Astronomy Audiobooks Audiobooks Authors, American Backache Backache--Exercise therapy Back exercises Biography Chronometers Clock and watch makers Copernicus, Nicolaus,--1473-1543 De revolutionibus orbium caelestium (Copernicus, Nicolaus) Drake, Frank D Drama England Families Galilei, Galileo,--1564-1642 Galilei, Maria Celeste,--1600-1634 Gould, Rupert Thomas,--1890-1948 Great Britain Harrison, John,--1693-1776 History Horology Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.) Interviews Italy Large type books Life on other planets Longitude--Measurement Nuns Planets Planets--Exploration Popular works Records and correspondence Science Sobel, Dava Solar system Space probes Talking books Talking books Technical writing United States
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