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

By: "Sobel, Dava"

Price: $7.00

Publisher: Penguin Books:

Seller ID: 9780140280555

ISBN: 0140280553

Condition: GOOD


-- 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... View more info

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Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time

By: "Sobel, Dava"

Price: $5.95

Publisher: Penguin Books:

Seller ID: 9780140258790

ISBN: 0140258795

Condition: GOOD


During the great ages of exploration "the longitude problem" was the greatest of scientific challenges. Lacking the ability to determine their longitude, sailors were literally lost at sea as soon as they lost sight of land. Ships ran aground on rocky shores; those traveling welt-known routes were easy prey to pirates.In 1714, England's Parliament offered a huge reward to anyone whose method of measuring longitude could be proven successful. The scientific establishment -- from Galileo to Sir Isaac Newton -- had mapped the heavens in its certainty of a celestial answer. In stark contrast, o... View more info