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Newton and the Counterfeiter

Newton and the Counterfeiter (Paperback)

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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. And there, Newton became drawn into a battle with William Chaloner, the most skilful of counterfeiters, a man who not only got away with faking His Majesty's coins (a crime that the law equated with treason), but was trying to take over the Mint itself. But Chaloner had no idea who he was taking on. Newton pursued his enemy with the cold, implacable logic that he brought to his scientific research. Set against the backdrop of early eighteenth-century London with its sewers running down the middle of the streets, its fetid rivers, its packed houses, smoke and fog, its industries and its great port, this dark tale of obsession and revenge transforms our image of Britain's greatest scientist.

Thomas Levenson has written three books prior to this one: Ice Time: Climate, Science and Life on Earth; Measure for Measure: A Musical History of Science; and Einstein in Berlin. He is also a film-maker, with ten science documentary films to his credit, several of which were broadcast on British television. His awards include the National Academies Prize for Science Communication, a AAAS award for best science television, and a Peabody Award. He is a professor of science writing at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He lives in Massachussets with his wife and his son.

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