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Edward Dolnick

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The Clockwork Universe: Isaac Newton, the Royal Society, and the Birth of the Modern World (2011)
3.89 of 5 Votes: 1
review 1: Very readable account of the revolutionary shift in the concepts of the universe that occurred between 1600 and 1700. It's hard to believe how much our understanding of literally everything has changed in a mere 400 years, and how that change was set in motion by Newton and his ...
L'universo meccanico : Il racconto dell'astronomia moderna (2014)
3.89 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: This is a great book of popular history of science. By depicting the social, cultural, and religious background of the 17th centuries first, Dolnick gradually introduces to the readers the famous great figures in the history of science of the 17th century. With numerous anecdot...
The Forger's Spell: A True Story of Vermeer, Nazis, and the Greatest Art Hoax of the Twentieth Century (2008)
3.82 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: This is one of the most fascinating books I read this year. Dolnick takes the reader through a thrilling and thought-provoking trek into the world of art forgery. He brings up questions about the nature of art. What is good art anyway? One of the fascinating aspects was how one f...
De vervalser (2010)
3.81 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: Excellent narrative. Enjoyed the way that the author stopped and started the story, took the reader on tangents to help better understand the players, the roles, the psychology and the timing of the event itself. It made for a much more complete and compelling story than would ...
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