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On the Shoulders of Giants: The Great Works of Physics and Astronomy
By Stephen W. Hawking (editor)
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Running Pr Book Pub
Publication date December 24, 2003
Pages 1200
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780762416981
ISBN-10 076241698X
Dimensions 2 by 6 by 9 in.
Weight 3.30 lbs.
Original list price $25.00
Other format details sci/tech
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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.


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Hardcover
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from Running Pr Book Pub (August 1, 2002)
9780762413485 | details & prices | 1200 pages | 6.25 × 9.25 × 2.50 in. | 3.75 lbs | List price $29.95
About: Presents classic works in physics and astronomy by such figures as Nicolaus Copernicus, Galileo Galilei, and Isaac Newton, along with commentary on how these works changed the course of science.
Paperback
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from Running Pr Book Pub (December 24, 2003)
9780762416981 | details & prices | 1200 pages | 6.00 × 9.00 × 2.00 in. | 3.30 lbs | List price $25.00
About: 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.

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