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Sobel, Dava

Overview
Works: 140 works in 724 publications in 21 languages and 25,839 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Records and correspondence  Popular works  Drama  Television mini-series  Film adaptations  Made-for-TV movies  Television programs  Television adaptations 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: QB36.G2, 520.92
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Most widely held works by Dava Sobel
Galileo's daughter : a historical memoir of science, faith, and love by Dava Sobel( Book )
109 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in 19 languages and held by 5,119 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."--Jacket
Longitude : the true story of a lone genius who solved the greatest scientific problem of his time by Dava Sobel( Book )
85 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 4,517 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
The planets by Dava Sobel( Book )
42 editions published between 2003 and 2011 in 9 languages and held by 3,073 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
A more perfect heaven : how Copernicus revolutionized the cosmos by Dava Sobel( Book )
15 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 1,646 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
The illustrated longitude by Dava Sobel( Book )
39 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,233 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
Is anyone out there? : the scientific search for extraterrestrial intelligence by Frank D Drake( Book )
17 editions published between 1992 and 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,175 libraries worldwide
Drake's narrative account discusses the observatories around the world dedicated to detect extraterrestrial intelligence
Arthritis : what works by Dava Sobel( Book )
8 editions published between 1989 and 1994 in English and Swedish and held by 843 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( Sound Recording )
32 editions published between 1999 and 2011 in English and held by 817 libraries worldwide
Galileo Galilei was the foremost scientist of his day. Though he never left Italy, his inventions and discoveries were heralded around the world. His telescopes allowed him to reveal the heavens and enforce 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. Galileo's oldest child was thirteen when he placed her in a convent near him in Florence, where she took the most appropriate name of Suor Maria Celeste. Her support was her father's greatest source of strength. Her presence, through letters which Sobel has translated from Italian and masterfully 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
Backache : what exercises work by Dava Sobel( Book )
7 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and held by 766 libraries worldwide
Breakthrough relief for the rest of your life--even after everything else has failed
Arthritis : what exercises work by Dava Sobel( Book )
12 editions published between 1993 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 704 libraries worldwide
A collection of exercises designed to relieve the pain associated with arthritis
Letters to father : suor Maria Celeste to Galileo, 1623-1633 by Maria Celeste Galilei( Book )
10 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 703 libraries worldwide
When she was 13, Virginia Galilei, eldest daughter of the great scientist Galileo, was placed by her father in a convent near him in Florence and took the name Suor Maria Celeste. Unable to see him except on his occasional visits, she wrote him continually, as her 124 surviving letters (which Galileo kept) attest
The planets by Dava Sobel( Sound Recording )
13 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 606 libraries worldwide
Explores the creation and evolution of the solar system's planets through a lens of popular culture, drawing on sources from astrology, science fiction, the fine arts, and other genres to chronicle planetary history in an accessible format
Longitude : [the true story of a lone genius who solved the greatest scientific problem of his time] by Dava Sobel( Sound Recording )
27 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 605 libraries worldwide
Anyone alive in the eighteenth century would have known that "the longitude problem" was the thorniest scientific dilemma of the day--and had been for centuries. The quest for a solution has occupied scientists for the better part of two centuries when, in 1714, England's Parliament upped the ante by offering a king's ransom to anyone whose method or device proved successful. One man, John Harrison, dared to imagine a mechanical solution--a clock that would keep precise time at sea, something no clock had ever been able to do on land. Longitude is the dramatic human story of an epic scientific quest, and of 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 opens many new windows on our world
The glass universe : how the ladies of the Harvard Observatory took the measure of the stars by Dava Sobel( Book )
6 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 574 libraries worldwide
In the mid-nineteenth century, the Harvard College Observatory began employing women as "human computers" to interpret the observations their male counterparts made via telescope each night. As photography transformed the practice of astronomy, the ladies turned from computation to studying the stars captured nightly on glass photographic plates. The support of Mrs. Anna Palmer Draper, the widow of a pioneer in stellar photography, enabled the women to discern what stars were made of, divide the stars into meaningful categories for further research, and find a way to measure distances across space by starlight. Sobel tells the hidden history of the women whose contributions to the burgeoning field of astronomy forever changed our understanding of the stars and our place in the universe
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 399 libraries worldwide
Backache Relief was written to provide answers that can save you literally months and years of needless pain and incapacitation. No matter how long you've suffered back pain, no matter how many practitioners, treatments, and self-help approaches you've tried, you'll find answers here that will help you. Backache Relief documents the effectiveness and ineffectiveness of more than 100 different practitioners, treatments, and self-help therapies. Its findings are based on an extensive survey that took two years to complete'correspondence and interviews with nearly 500 back sufferers from every state in the nation
Maya Lin : topologies by Maya Ying Lin( Book )
2 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 267 libraries worldwide
"The first comprehensive monograph on the acclaimed American artist and architect, known for her environmental works and memorials that distill a tranquil yet texturally rich minimalism. Maya Lin is one of the most important public artists of this century. As an architecture student at Yale, Lin designed the Vietnam Veterans Memorial as a class project, entering it in the largest design competition in American history. Her winning proposal, a V-shaped wall of black stone etched with the names of 58,000 dead soldiers, has since become the most visited memorial in the nation's capital. This visually rich volume presents 50 projects from the last three decades that demonstrate the scope of Lin’s creative process, featuring her own sketches and drawings and linked by her ideal of making a place for individuals within the landscape. With her environmental works Storm King Wavefield, Eleven-Minute Line (Sweden), and Pin River–Yangtze (Beijing), Lin maintains a balance between art and architecture, drawing inspiration from culturally diverse sources. From the moment she entered the national spotlight with her design for the Vietnam Memorial, Lin has been proposing ways of thinking and imagining that resist categories, genres, and borders"--Provided by publisher
The best American science writing 2004 ( Book )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 248 libraries worldwide
An annual compilation features a selection of the year's most significant writings on key scientific developments in genetics, physics, cognition, evolutionary theory, astronomy, and other fields
A more perfect heaven : how Nicolaus Copernicus revolutionized the cosmos by Dava Sobel( Sound Recording )
15 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 222 libraries worldwide
Sobel paints an unforgettable portrait of the Copernican Revolution. Encouraged by his German protégé, Polish cleric Nicolaus Copernicus published his heliocentric model of the universe, tantalizing 16th-century mathematicians and scientists--and triggering a groundswell of opposition
To father : the letters of Sister Maria Celeste to Galileo, 1623-1633 by Maria Celeste Galilei( Book )
11 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 171 libraries worldwide
The glass universe : how the ladies of the Harvard Observatory took the measure of the stars by Dava Sobel( Sound Recording )
5 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 168 libraries worldwide
The little-known true story of the unexpected and remarkable contributions to astronomy made by a group of women working in the Harvard College Observatory from the late 1800s through the mid-1900s.--
 
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Alternative Names
Dava Sobel Amerikaans schrijfster
Dava Sobel amerikansk författare
Dava Sobel amerikansk skribent
Dava Sobel auteur américain de roman non fictionnel
Dava Sobel biografía, escritora, divulgadora científica, reportera
Dava Sobel divulgatrice scientifica statunitense
Dava Sobel US-amerikanische Schriftstellerin und Wissenschaftsredakteurin
סובל, דווה
소벨, 데이바 1948-
ソベル, デーヴァ
戴瓦·梭貝爾
Languages
English (379)
German (21)
Spanish (9)
Chinese (8)
Italian (5)
Turkish (4)
Catalan (4)
Portuguese (3)
French (3)
Dutch (3)
Finnish (3)
Japanese (2)
Polish (2)
Korean (2)
Indonesian (1)
Swedish (1)
Hebrew (1)
Danish (1)
Russian (1)
Norwegian (1)
Serbian (1)
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