DAVA SOBEL is the author of five books, including the <i>New York Times</i> bestsellers <i>Longitude, Galileo's Daughter, </i> <i>The Planets</i>, and <i>The Glass Universe.</i> A former <i>New York Times </i>science reporter and longtime contributor to <i>The New Yorker</i>, <i>Audubon</i>, <i>Discover</i>, and <i>Harvard Magazine, </i> she is the recipient of the National Science Board's Individual Public Service Award and the Boston Museum of Science's Bradford Washburn Award, among others.
<b>Praise for</b><i><b>The Glass Universe</b></i> Sensitive, exacting, and lit with the wonder of discovery. Elizabeth Kolbert, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of<i>The Sixth Extinction</i> This is intellectual history at its finest. Dava Sobel is extraordinarily accomplished at uncovering the hidden stories of science. Geraldine Brooks, <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>The Secret Chord </i>and Pulitzer Prize-winning author of <i>March</i> [Sobel] soars higher than ever before...[continuing]her streak of luminous science writing with this fascinating, witty, and most elegant history...<i>The Glass Universe</i>is a feast for those eager to absorb forgotten stories of resolute American women who expanded human knowledge. <i>Booklist, </i>Starred Review Sobel knows how to tell an engaging story...With grace, clarity, and a flair for characterization, [she] places these early women astronomers in the wider historical context of their field for the very first time. <i>Publishers Weekly, </i>Starred Review <b>Praise for </b><i><b>The Planets</b></i> [<i>The Planets</i>] lets us fall in love with the heavens all over again. <i>The New York Times Book Review</i> [Sobel] has outdone her extraordinary talent for keeping readers enthralled. . . . A splendid and enticing book. <i>San Francisco Chronicle</i> An incantatory serenade to the Solar System. <i>Entertainment Weekly</i> <b>Praise for <i>Galileo's Daughter</i></b> Sobel is a master storyteller. . . . She brings a great scientist to life. <i>The New York Times Book Review</i> <b>Praise for <i>Longitude</i></b> This is a gem of a book. <i>The New York Times</i> A simple tale, brilliantly told. <i>The Washington Post</i> <b>Praise for <i>A More Perfect Heaven</i></b> Ms. Sobel is an elegant stylist, a riveting and efficient storyteller, a writer who can bring the dustiest of subjects to full-blooded life. <i>The New York Times</i> Lively, inventive . . . a masterly specimen of close-range cultural history. <i>The Wall Street Journal</i>