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Newton and the counterfeiter : the unknown detective career of the world's greatest scientist

Author: Thomas Levenson
Publisher: Boston [Mass.] : Mariner Books, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Mariner books edView all editions and formats
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In 1695, Isaac Newton, already renowned as the greatest mind of his age, made a surprising career move.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Isaac Newton; William Chaloner; William Chaloner; Isaac Newton
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Thomas Levenson
ISBN: 9780547336046 0547336047
OCLC Number: 351322066
Notes: "Novelistic history writing"--Page 4 of cover.
Originally published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, ©2009.
Description: xii, 318 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Preface: "Let Newton be" --
Learning to think --
A rogue's progress --
Passions --
The new warden --
Skirmishes --
Newton and the counterfeiter --
Epilogue: "He could not calculate the madness of the people."
Responsibility: Thomas Levenson.

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In 1695, Isaac Newton, already renowned as the greatest mind of his age, made a surprising career move.

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