On the Shoulders of Giants

On the Shoulders of Giants

The Great Works of Physics and Astronomy

Book - 2002
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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.
Publisher: Philadelphia :, Running Press,, [2002]
Copyright Date: ©2002
ISBN: 9780762416981
Branch Call Number: 530 On
Characteristics: xiii, 1264 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Hawking, Stephen 1942-2018


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Oct 16, 2010

A collection of the greatest works in science. A real treasure.

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