Books by Thomas Levenson

Released: Nov. 3, 2015

"A scintillating popular account of the interplay between mathematical physics and astronomical observations."
Levenson (Science Writing/MIT; Newton and the Counterfeiter: The Unknown Detective Career of the World's Greatest Scientist, 2009, etc.) connects Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity to Isaac Newton's Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy. In their day, each provided "a radical new picture of gravity" that ultimately depended on astronomical confirmation.Read full book review >
Released: June 4, 2009

"Swift, agile treatment of a little known but highly entertaining episode in a legendary life."
The story of how the author of Philosophiæ Naturalis Principia Mathematica, who was also an official of the Royal Mint, pursued with Javertian intensity London's most brazen passer of bad coins. Read full book review >
EINSTEIN IN BERLIN by Thomas Levenson
Released: April 8, 2003

"One of history's most absorbing periods, refracted in the career of a key figure."
From television producer and science writer Levenson (Measure for Measure, 1994, etc.), a lively chronicle of the physicist's crucial 18 years in the German capital. Read full book review >
Released: Aug. 1, 1994

"Still, his theme and variations are very well orchestrated and worth hearing."
A look at the history of ideas as a marriage of music and science. Read full book review >