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Last Updated: Tuesday, 6 December 2005, 17:53 GMT
Dava Sobel - Science's Saviour?
Are scientific breakthroughs made by lone geniuses?
In a HardTalk Extra interview screened on 2 December, Mishal Husain spoke to popular science writer, Dava Sobel.

Dava Sobel was an unknown science reporter when she
took the story of an 18th
century English clockmaker and turned it into an international bestseller.

Longitude was credited with bringing science to life - and science writing to a mass audience.

After writing an intimate portrait of Galileo, her new book returns to a childhood fascination - the planets of our solar system.

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