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The first edition of this revolutionary look at the scientific discoveries that changed our perception of the world, by the renowned physicist and bestselling author Stephen Hawking, sold over 65,000 copies. Now its available in a gift-worthy special edition with color photographs and illustrations depicting theoretical models of the planets and their orbits—making Hawkings brilliant insights all the more accessible. This original compilation is based on seven classic works of physics and astronomy which, read in chronological order, trace the evolution of modern science. THE ILLUSTRATED ON THE SHOULDERS OF GIANTS includes selections from 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 Harmony of the World by Johannes Kepler. It also includes five important critical essays and an original biography of each physicist, written by Hawking himself.

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"The first edition of this revolutionary look at the scientific discoveries that changed our perception of the world, by the renowned physicist and bestselling author Stephen Hawking, sold over 65,000"

Synopsis:

Hawking's revolutionary look at the scientific discoveries that changed people's perceptions of the world now comes complete with color photographs and illustrations depicting theoretical models of the planets and their orbits.

About the Author

Stephen Hawkings ability to make science understandable and compelling to a lay audience was established with the publication of his first book, A Brief History of Time, which has sold nearly 10 million copies in 40 languages. Hawking has authored or participated in the creation of numerous other popular science books, including On the Shoulders of Giants and The Illustrated On the Shoulders of Giants.

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ISBN:
9780762418985
Editor:
Hawking, Stephen
Publisher:
Running Press
Editor:
Hawking, Stephen
Author:
Hawking, Stephen
Subject:
Physics
Subject:
History
Subject:
Astronomy
Subject:
Astronomy - General
Subject:
General science
Subject:
History of Science-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Publication Date:
20041013
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
9.75 x 7.25 in 34.4 oz

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