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On the Shoulders of Giants: The Great Works of Physics and Astronomy

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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.

Synopsis:

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

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:
9780762416981
Editor:
Hawking, Stephen
Commentaries:
Hawking, Stephen
Editor:
Hawking, Stephen
Author:
Hawking, Stephen
Publisher:
Running Press Book Publishers
Subject:
General
Subject:
Physics
Subject:
History
Subject:
Astronomy - General
Subject:
General science
Subject:
History of Science-General
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20031231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
1280
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in 61 oz

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