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On the shoulders of giants: the great works of physics and astronomy

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[2002]
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English
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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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subject_facetAstronomy
Astronomy -- History
Copernicus, Nicolaus, -- 1473-1543 -- Influence
Einstein, Albert, -- 1879-1955
Galilei, Galileo, -- 1564-1642
Kepler, Johannes, -- 1571-1630
Newton, Isaac, -- 1642-1727
Physics
Physics -- History
title_displayOn the shoulders of giants : the great works of physics and astronomy
title_fullOn the shoulders of giants : the great works of physics and astronomy / edited, with commentary, by Stephen Hawking
title_shortOn the shoulders of giants
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Copernicus, Nicolaus
Einstein, Albert
Galilei, Galileo
History
Influence
Kepler, Johannes
Newton, Isaac
Physics