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Already famous throughout Europe for his theories of planetary motion and gravity, Isaac Newton decided to take on the job of running the Royal Mint.

Produktbeschreibung
Already famous throughout Europe for his theories of planetary motion and gravity, Isaac Newton decided to take on the job of running the Royal Mint.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Faber & Faber
  • Main
  • Seitenzahl: 318
  • Erscheinungstermin: August 2010
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 195mm x 127mm x 25mm
  • Gewicht: 268g
  • ISBN-13: 9780571229932
  • ISBN-10: 057122993X
  • Artikelnr.: 28949882
Rezensionen
“As the great Newton recedes from us in time, he comes increasingly into focus as a man rather than a myth—thanks in no small measure to this learned and lively new study from the estimable Thomas Levinson.” —Timothy Ferris, author of Seeing in the Dark
 
Newton and the Counterfeiter is both a fascinating read and a meticulously researched historical document: a combination difficult to achieve and rarely seen. . . . Recommended for anyone who wants to know the real story behind this astonishing but largely overlooked chapter of scientific history.” —Neal Stephenson, author of Cryptonomicon and Anathem
 
“I loved Levenson’s book. It’s a rollicking account of the fascinating underbelly of seventeenth-century London—and reveals an aspect of Newton I’d scarcely known of before, yet which shaped the world we know. A tour de force.” —David Bodanis, author of E=mc2
 
“Levenson’s account of this world of criminality, collusion and denunciation is meticulously researched and highly readable. . . . The tale of Newton the economist is one worth telling.” —New Scientist
 
“Levenson demonstrates a surpassing felicity in his brisk treatment of this late-17th-century true-crime adventure. . . . Swift, agile treatment of a little known but highly entertaining episode in a legendary life.” —Kirkus Reviews
 
“Highly Reccommended [sic].” —Library Journal
 
Newton and the Counterfeiter packs a wonderful punch in its thoroughly surprising revelation of that other Isaac Newton, and in its vivid re-creation of 17th-century London and its fascinating criminal haunts.” —Providence Journal
 
Newton and the Counterfeiter is as finely struck as one of Newton’s shillings.” —The Oregonian
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