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  • Dava Sobel Discusses emThe Glass Universeem
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    The Glass Universe

    Dava Sobel talked about her book, The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars, about women who worked for the Harvard College Observatory, studying…

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  • Panel Discussion on Women in the Sciences
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    Panel Discussion on Women in the Sciences

    Panelists talked about the history of women in the sciences. Panelists included Nathalia Holt, author of Rise of the Rocket Girls: The Women Who Propelled Us, from Missiles to the Moon to…

    335 views
  • emA More Perfect Heavenem
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    A More Perfect Heaven

    Dava Sobel talked about her book A More Perfect Heaven: How Copernicus Revolutionized the Cosmos. She was interviewed while at the Texas Book Festival. The program included schedule…

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  • emA More Perfect Heavenem
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    A More Perfect Heaven

    Dava Sobel talked about her forthcoming book A More Perfect Heaven: How Copernicus Revolutionized the Cosmos. She was interviewed while at the annual book publishing trade show, Book Expo…

    216 views
  • emThe Planetsem
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    The Planets

    Dava Sobel talked about her book The Planets, published by Viking. She told how she came to write the book and develop its structure. She read portions of her book about Venus, the Moon,…

    244 views
  • Natural Disasters Panel
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    Natural Disasters Panel

    Authors participated in a panel discussion on natural disasters. Ms. Sobel spoke about the solar system and the possible finding of a 10th planet. Professor Emanuel discussed the formation…

    154 views
  • BookExpo America Interview
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    BookExpo America Interview

    Ms. Sobel talked about her new book, Planets and her previous book, Longitude.

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  • Nonfiction Page Turners  Finding the Story
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    Nonfiction Page Turners: Finding the Story

    Moderated by Mr. Taylor, prize-winning nonfiction writers described how they found and developed the ideas for their popular nonfiction books. After their remarks they answered audience members'…

    134 views
  • emGalileos Daughterem
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    Galileo's Daughter

    Ms. Sobel talked about her book, Galileo’s Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Faith, Science and Love, published by Walker and Company. She talked about the story of the famed scientist’s…

    556 views
  • emInside of Timeem
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    Inside of Time

    Ruth Gruber talked about her memoir Inside of Time: My Journey From Alaska to Israel, published by Carroll and Graf Publishers. It is the sequel to her earlier memoir, Ahead of Time. In an…

    159 views
  • Biographies of Scientists
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    Biographies of Scientists

    Ms. Sobel talked about her book, Galileo’s Daughter, and about writing biographies of scientists. She also wrote Longitude. She answered questions from the audience.

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  • emLetters To Fatherem
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    Letters To Father

    Ms. Sobel talked about her book, Letters to Father: Suor Maria Celeste to Galileo, 1623-1633 with Bookmark, published by Walker and Company. The book follows up her earlier book, Galileo’s…

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  • The Impulse to Write About Science
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    The Impulse to Write About Science

    Moderated by Mr. Flatow, award-winning writers talked about their writing experiences and the difficulties associated with science as subject matter. Sobel is the author of Longitude and other books.…

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  • emGalileos Daughter  A Historical Memoirem
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    Galileo's Daughter: A Historical Memoir

    Dava Sobel talked about her book Galileo’s Daughter: A Historical Memoir of Science, Faith, and Love, published by Walker and Co. The book is about the heretical scientist Galileo Galilei,…

    302 views
  • Person on the Street Interview
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    Person on the Street Interview

    Authors at the Key West Literary Festival recommended their favorite science books to President Bush.

    68 views
  • emLongitudeem
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    Longitude

    Ms. Sobel discussed her book, Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time. She described the life of John Harrison who discovered how…

    2,649 views
  • BookTV Anniversary
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    BookTV Anniversary

    In celebration of BookTV’s one year anniversary, authors talked about how they write biographies and the historical significance of their works. They also answered audience calls.

    38 views
  • Author Breakfast
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    Author Breakfast

    The book and author breakfast featured Dava Sobel, author of Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time (Walker and Company); Alice Walker,…

    69 views
  • emLongitudeem
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    Longitude

    Ms. Sobel talked about her book, Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time. This explains how John Harrison, discovered how to…

    268 views
  • Anatomy of a Best Seller
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    Anatomy of a Best Seller

    Authors, editors and publicists discussed various characteristics of best selling fiction and nonfiction. They examined various factors, such as name recognition of the author and…

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