Newton and the Counterfeiter: The Unknown Detective Career of the World's Greatest Scientist

Newton and the Counterfeiter: The Unknown Detective Career of the World's Greatest Scientist

Thomas Levenson


A attention-grabbing slice of true-crime background that unfolds in 1695, whilst legislations enforcement was once extraordinary and sleek cash used to be little greater than an idea

 

When popular scientist Isaac Newton took up the put up of Warden of His Majesty’s Mint in London, one other type of genius—a preternaturally proficient counterfeiter named William Chaloner—had already taken up place of abode within the urban, emerging speedy in an unruly, aggressive underworld. within the courts and streets of London, and amid the tremors of an international being remodeled by way of principles Newton himself had set in movement, Chaloner crosses paths with the ambitious new warden. An epic video game of cat and mouse ensues in Newton and the Counterfeiter, revealing for the 1st time that Newton was once not just one of many maximum minds of his age, but in addition a remarkably intrepid investigator.

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