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Dava Sobel

DAVA SOBEL is the author of five books, including the New York Times bestsellers Longitude, Galileo's Daughter, The Planets , and The Glass Universe. A former New York Times science reporter and longtime contributor to The New Yorker , Audubon , Discover , and Harvard Magazine, 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. From the Hardcover edition.