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              Books by Thomas Levenson

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              Money For Nothing: The South Sea Bubble and the Invention of Modern Capitalism
               

              Money For Nothing: The South Sea Bubble and the Invention of Modern Capitalism (Hardback)

              By Levenson, Thomas

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              • Pub Date
                5 Aug 20

              In the summer of 1720 Britain was gripped by stock-market mania, the first truly modern speculative bubble. This is the tale of a great financial scandal and the first great 'crash' and how it gave birth to modern capitalism.

              ISBN 9781784973940
              Released NZ 5 Aug 2020
              Publisher Head of Zeus
              Interest Age General Audience
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              The Hunt for Vulcan: How Albert Einstein Destroyed a Planet and Deciphered the Universe
               

              The Hunt for Vulcan: How Albert Einstein Destroyed a Planet and Deciphered the Universe (EPUB ebook)

              By Levenson, Thomas

              An elegant and entertaining account explaining the strange history of the (non-existent) Planet Vulcan, which confounded the 19th century's brightest minds.

              ISBN 9781784973964
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              Language en
              Released NZ 5 Nov 2015
              Publisher Head of Zeus
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              The Hunt for Vulcan: How Albert Einstein Destroyed a Planet and Deciphered the Universe

              The Hunt for Vulcan: How Albert Einstein Destroyed a Planet and Deciphered the Universe (Hardback)

              By Levenson, Thomas

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              An elegant and entertaining account explaining the strange history of the (non-existent) Planet Vulcan, which confounded the 19th century's brightest minds.

              ISBN 9781784973971
              Released NZ 14 Dec 2015
              Publisher Head of Zeus
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              Newton and the Counterfeiter
                

              Newton and the Counterfeiter (EPUB ebook – Main)

              By Levenson, Thomas

              The gripping historical thriller of rivalry, obsession and revenge at the Royal Mint.

              ISBN 9780571265756
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              Released NZ 17 Mar 2011
              Publisher Faber and Faber
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              Measure for Measure: A Musical History of Science
                

              Measure for Measure: A Musical History of Science (Trade Paperback / Paperback, New edition)

              By Levenson, Thomas

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              An investigation of the links between science and art exploring how we can understand and experience the natural world through instruments both scientific and musical. By tracing the development of the organ, the microscope, violins, cellos and computers, the book reveals why sci...ence itself is art.
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              ISBN 9780684804347
              Released NZ 19 Dec 1995
              Publisher Simon & Schuster
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              The Hunt for Vulcan: . . . and How Albert Einstein Destroyed a Planet, Discovered Relativity, and Deciphered the Universe
               

              The Hunt for Vulcan: . . . and How Albert Einstein Destroyed a Planet, Discovered Relativity, and Deciphered the Universe (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Levenson, Thomas

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              The captivating, all-but-forgotten story of Isaac Newton, Albert Einstein, and the search for a planet that never existed For more than fifty years, the world s top scientists searched for the missing planet Vulcan, whose existence was mandated by Isaac Newton s theories of gravi...ty. Countless hours were spent on the hunt for the elusive orb, and some of the era s most skilled astronomers even claimed to have found it. There was just one problem: It was never there. In The Hunt for Vulcan, Thomas Levenson follows the visionary scientists who inhabit the story of the phantom planet, starting with Isaac Newton, who in 1687 provided an explanation for all matter in motion throughout the universe, leading to Urbain-Jean-Joseph Le Verrier, who almost two centuries later built on Newton s theories and discovered Neptune, becoming the most famous scientist in the world. Le Verrier attempted to surpass that triumph by predicting the existence of yet another planet in our solar system, Vulcan. It took Albert Einstein to discern that the mystery of the missing planet was a problem not of measurements or math but of Newton s theory of gravity itself. Einstein s general theory of relativity proved that Vulcan did not and could not exist, and that the search for it had merely been a quirk of operating under the wrong set of assumptions about the universe. Levenson tells the previously untold tale of how the discovery of Vulcan in the nineteenth century set the stage for Einstein s monumental breakthrough, the greatest individual intellectual achievement of the twentieth century. A dramatic human story of an epic quest, The Hunt for Vulcan offers insight into how science really advances (as opposed to the way we re taught about it in school) and how the best work of the greatest scientists reveals an artist s sensibility. Opening a new window onto our world, Levenson illuminates some of our most iconic ideas as he recounts one of the strangest episodes in the history of science. P
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              ISBN 9780812988307
              Released NZ 2 Aug 2016
              Publisher Random House
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              Money for Nothing: The Scientists, Fraudsters, and Corrupt Politicians Who Reinvented Money, Panicked a Nation, and Made the World Rich
                

              Money for Nothing: The Scientists, Fraudsters, and Corrupt Politicians Who Reinvented Money, Panicked a Nation, and Made the World Rich (Hardback)

              By Levenson, Thomas

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              • Pub Date
                18 Aug 20

              The sweeping story of how the greatest minds of the Scientific Revolution applied their new ideas to people, money, and markets--and invented modern finance along the way.

              ISBN 9780812998467
              Released NZ 18 Aug 2020
              Publisher Random House
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              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 (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

              By Levenson, Thomas

              • RRP: $44.50
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              In 1695, counterfeiter William Chaloner was rapidly rising in London's underworld. Then he crossed paths with the formidable new Warden of His Majesty's Mint--renowned scientist Isaac Newton--and the two played out an epic game of cat-and-mouse.

              ISBN 9780547336046
              Released NZ 12 Apr 2010
              Publisher Cengage Learning, Inc
              Interest Age General Audience
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