Dava Sobel is one of the most prominent, critically acclaimed, bestselling narrative nonfiction writers working today. A former science reporter for the New York Times, she is the recipient of the National Science Board's prestigious Individual Public Service Award, the Boston Museum of Science's Bradford Washburn Award, and many others. She has served as the editor for The Best American Science Writing, and even had an asteroid (#30935) named for her. A long-time contributor to The New Yorker, Audubon, Discover, Life, Omni, and Harvard Magazine. Sobel is the author of five books, including the New York Times bestsellers Longitude, Galileo's Daughter, and The Planets.
Renowned for her work in deciphering the mysteries of dark matter and dark energy, Yale astrophysicist Priyamvada Natarajan is the recipient of a Guggenheim fellowship, the India Abroad Foundation’s “Face of the Future” Award, and fellowships from Harvard and the Joint Institute for Laboratory Astrophysics. A member of the Royal Astronomical Society and the American Physical Society, she also serves on the scientific advisory board of PBS’s NOVA scienceNOW. Exploring everything from the big bang to the possibility of other universes, Mapping the Heavens is a greatest-hits tour of the cosmological findings that have changed our modern understanding of the universe.
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