Edward Dolnick
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Edward Dolnick is the author of The Clockwork Universe, the true story of a group of strange, tormented geniuses who invented the modern world. It's a meld of history and science, a group portrait of some of the greatest minds who ever lived—Isaac Newton chief among them—wrestling with some of nature's most sweeping mysteries. His previous books include The Forger's Spell, the New York Times bestselling account of the greatest art hoax of the 20th century, and The Rescue Artist, winner of the Edgar Award in 2006 for best non-fiction.


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A Wall Street Journal Science Best-Seller




"Delightful"

NPR, Robert Krulwich


"Dolnick's book is lively and the characters are vivid ... the author has an advanced degree in math and explains it with clarity and fizz."

The New York Times


"From the opening chapter, Mr Dolnick plunges the reader down a rabbit hole into the filth, tumult, and poverty of Restoration London ... a free-for-all of ideas in a character-rich historical narrative .... memorable.... "

The Wall Street Journal


"At once a biography of men such as Gottfried Liebniz, Isaac Newton and Johannes Kepler, a layman's description of the significance of their work, and an evocative piece of cultural history."

The Economist


"Dolnick is an eloquent writer who performs literary CPR on these dusty old marble busts from the museum of science and in the process illuminates one of the darkest centuries in prismatic light, an accomplishment Newton would have appreciated."

The San Antonio Express-News


"The Clockwork Universe is ... so well and entertainingly written and so filled with interesting material that it is one of those rare volumes the reader regrets reaching the end of. ... Dolnick has to cover an extraordinary amount of of ground here and he does so with remarkable ease, bringing the men, the reasoning, the science, and the intellectual world they lived in to brilliant life."

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