The Glass Universe: The Hidden History of the Women Who Took the Measure of the Stars
`A biographical orrery - intricate, complex and fascinating' The Observer`A peerless intellectual biography. The Glass Universe shines and twinkles as brightly as the stars themselves' The Economist#1 New York Times bestselling author Dava Sobel returns with a captivating, little-known true story of women in science
`It takes a talented writer to interweave professional achievement with personal insight. By the time I finished The Glass Universe, Dava Sobel's wonderful, meticulous account, it had moved me to tears ... Unforgettable' Nature`Sobel has done astronomy a valuable service in enabling a fascinating part of its history to become more widely known' Spectator`Sobel tells [the story] with brio and sympathy, making excellent use of the rich archival materials' Guardian`Engaging ... Sobel has a knack for crisp narrative and a cracking story' Financial Times`A joy to read' The Wall Street Journal`Sobel lucidly captures the intricate, interdependent constellation of people it took to unlock mysteries of the stars ... The Glass Universe positively glows' NPR`An elegant historical tale [from] the master storyteller of astronomy' The Boston Globe`Sobel vividly captures how her brilliant and ambitious protagonists charted the skies' National Book Review`Sensitive, exacting, and lit with the wonder of discovery' Elizabeth Kolbert`This is intellectual history at its finest' Geraldine Brooks`Sobel soars higher than ever before continuing her streak of luminous science writing with this fascinating, witty, and most elegant history' Booklist, Starred Review
Dava Sobel, a former New York Times science reporter, is the author of `Longitude', a prize-winning international bestseller, and `Galileo's Daughter', which was shortlisted for the Pulitzer Prize. She has co-authored six books, including `Is Anyone Out There?' with astronomer Frank Drake, and `The Illustrated Longitude' with William J. H. Andrewes. Dava Sobel has won a number of awards for her outstanding contribution towards public understanding of science. She lives in East Hampton, New York.