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    Re: Powder of Sympathy
    From: Norm Goldblatt
    Date: 2013 Apr 6, 14:59 -0700

    As usual, a wonderful, friendly and scholarly reply. Yes, I loved Sobel's book and devoured her "Galileo's Daughter". My other go-to author/historian/scientist is Amir Aczel who has written on the compass, Fermat's last theorem, Descartes in a way that cements the historical and scientific events and times firmly in the memory.

    Yes, she did dismiss Lunars, and I wondered why. Not from personal experience, but because it made sense to me. Nice to see that you guys take it seriously.

    My most memorable excursion while visiting London, was my day trip to Greenwich, where I saw Harrison's clocks. H1 is definite proof that he was indeed, MAD, in a good way. (Come to think of it, I'm now wondering if I actually saw it or have just seen photos of it. Anybody know if it's on display?)

    Spent a few days with Sobel while on an eclipse expedition a few years back and have corresponded with her occasionally over the last few years.

    Norm


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