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The Illustrated on the Shoulders of Giants: The Great Works of Physics and Astronomy

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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 it's available in a gift-worthy special edition with color photographs and illustrations depicting theoretical models of the planets and their orbits--making Hawkin's 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 include 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.

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780762427321
Subtitle:
The Great Works of Physics and Astronomy
Publisher:
Running Press Book Publishers
Editor:
Hawking, Stephen
Subject:
Physics
Subject:
History
Subject:
Astronomy - General
Publication Date:
January 2006
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
10.10x7.52x.83 in. 2.15 lbs.

Related Subjects

Science and Mathematics » History of Science » General
Science and Mathematics » Physics » Biographies and Classics
Science and Mathematics » Physics » General

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"Synopsis" by , 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.
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