Search - List of Books by Dava Sobel

Dava Sobel (born 1947) is a writer of popular expositions of scientific topics. She graduated from the Bronx High School of Science and Binghamton University. Her works include:

  • Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time (1995) - the genius in question was John Harrison, who spent decades trying to convince the British Admiralty of the accuracy of his naval timepieces and their use in determining longitude when at sea in order to win the longitude prize. ISBN 1-85702-571-7 - The book itself won the 1997 British Book of the Year award.
  • Galileo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love (2000) ISBN 0-14-028055-3
  • The Best American Science Writing 2004 (editor)
  • The Planets: A discourse on the discovery, science, history and mythology, of the planets in our solar system, with one chapter devoted to each of the celestial spheres. (2005) ISBN 1-85702-850-3
Longitude was dramatised for television by Charles Sturridge and Granada Film in 1999, and was shown in the US by A&E. Michael Gambon played John Harrison, and Jeremy Irons played Rupert Gould, who restored Harrison's timepieces for posterity in the mid 20th century.

Sobel made her first foray into teaching at the University of Chicago as the Vare Writer-in-Residence during Winter 2006. She taught a one-quarter seminar on "Writing About Science."
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Total Books: 116
The Glass Universe How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars
The Glass Universe
2017 - The Glass Universe [Thorndike Press Large Print Biographies & Memoirs Series] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9781410495716
ISBN-10: 141049571X
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Science & Math
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And the Sun Stood Still A Play
2016 - And the Sun Stood Still a Play (Hardcover)Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780802716941
ISBN-10: 0802716946
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science & Math
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Arthritis What Exercises Work Breakthrough Relief for the Rest of Your Life Even After Drugs  Surgery Have Failed
Backache What Exercises Work Breakthrough Relief for the Rest of Your Life Even After Drugs  Surgery Have Failed
And The Sun Stood Still
2015 - And the Sun Stood Still (Audio CD)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781580814089
ISBN-10: 1580814085
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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A More Perfect Heaven How Copernicus Revolutionized the Cosmos
2012 - A More Perfect Heaven How Copernicus Revolutionized the Cosmos (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780802778949
ISBN-10: 0802778941
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Science & Math
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More Perfect Heaven
2012 - More Perfect Heaven (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781408822388
ISBN-10: 1408822385
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Science & Math
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A More Perfect Heaven How Nicolaus Copernicus Revolutionized the Cosmos
Galileo's Daughter A Historical Memoir of Science Faith and Love
Longitude The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time
The Illustrated Longitude
2008 - The Illustrated Longitude (Other)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9781439559321
ISBN-10: 1439559325
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Longitude The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time
Longitude
2007 - Longitude [Stranger Than...] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780007241835
ISBN-10: 0007241836
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Engineering & Transportation
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Harrison in the Abbey Published in Honour of John Harrison on the Occasion of the Unveiling of His Memorial in the Abbey on 24th March 2006
Backache  The complete guide to relief
2006 - Backache the Complete Guide to Relief ["Daily Telegraph" Books] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781845290986
ISBN-10: 1845290984
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Galileo's Daughter
Longitude  The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of his Time
Die Planeten
2005 - Die Planeten (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783827002679
ISBN-10: 3827002672
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Arthritis - What Really Works
2005 - Arthritis - What Really Works ["Daily Telegraph" Books] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781845290733
ISBN-10: 1845290739
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The Best American Science Writing 2004
2004 - The Best American Science Writing 2004 [Best American Science Writing] (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780060726393
ISBN-10: 0060726393
Genres: Reference, Science & Math
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1999 - Galileo's Tochter [German Edition] (Paperback)
1989 - Arthritis What Works [An Arthritis Survey Publication] (Hardcover)Paperback
Longitude Large Print [The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of his Time, Large Print] (Hardcover)
La Hija De Galileo [Spanish Edition] (Hardcover)Paperback