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On the Shoulders of Giants : The Great Works of Physics and Astronomy
by Stephen W. Hawking


Overview - World-renowned physicist and bestselling author Stephen Hawking presents a revolutionary look at the momentous discoveries that changed our perception of the world with this first-ever compilation of seven classic works on physics and astronomy.  Read more...

 
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Overview
World-renowned physicist and bestselling author Stephen Hawking presents a revolutionary look at the momentous discoveries that changed our perception of the world with this first-ever compilation of seven classic works on physics and astronomy. His choice of landmark writings by some of the world's great thinkers traces the brilliant evolution of modern science and shows how each figure built upon the genius of his predecessors. "On the Shoulders of Giants" includes, in their entirety, "On the Revolution of Heavenly Spheres" by Nicolaus Copernicus; "Principia" by Sir Isaac Newton; "The Principle of Relativity" by Albert Einstein; "Dialogues Concerning Two Sciences" by Galileo Galilei with Alfonso De Salvio; plus "Mystery of the Cosmos, Harmony of the World, " and "Rudolphine Tables" by Johannes Kepler. It also includes five critical essays and a biography of each featured physicist, written by Hawking himself.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780762416981
  • ISBN-10: 076241698X
  • Publisher: Running Press Book Publishers
  • Publish Date: December 2003
  • Page Count: 1264


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