Galileo's Daughter: An Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love

Galileo's Daughter: An Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love


By (author) Dava Sobel

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  • Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
  • Format: Paperback | 432 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 231mm x 33mm | 635g
  • Publication date: 7 December 2001
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0140280553
  • ISBN 13: 9780140280555
  • Illustrations note: illustrations, maps
  • Sales rank: 228,274

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-- Also appeared on the Boston Globe, Los Angeles Times, Newsday, Publishers Weekly, San Francisco Chronicle, Washington Post, Independent, Wordstock, NCIBA, and Booksense bestseller lists -- Winner of the Christopher Award and a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award -- Named a Notable Book of the Year by the New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, Esquire, and the American Library Association -- Longitude sold more than 300,000 copies in paperback and spent 25 weeks on the New York Times bestseller list -- The Penguin edition features a stunning package with a beautiful step-back cover

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Author information

Dava Sobel is an award-winning former science writer for The New York Times. The author of the bestselling Longitude and Galileo's Daughter, Sobel's work has also appeared in Audubon, Discover, Life, and The New Yorker.

Review quote

"Sobel is a master storyteller...she brings a great scientist to life."--The New York Times Book Review. "Innovative history and a wonderfully told tale."--Newsweek.