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The illustrated on the shoulders of giants : the great works of physics and astronomy

Author: Stephen Hawking
Publisher: Philadelphia, Pa. ; London : Running, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Illustrated edView all editions and formats

Now with colour photos and illustrations, this accessible edition is a revolutionary look at the scientific discoveries that changed our perception of the world. Based on seven classic works of  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Early works
Early works to 1800
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Hawking
ISBN: 9780762418985 0762418982 076241698X 9780762416981
OCLC Number: 973668259
Notes: Previous edition: 2002.
Description: 256 pages : illustrations, music, portraits ; 26 cm
Contents: A note on the texts --
Introduction --
Nicolaus Copernicus (1473-1543) (His life and work ; On the revolution of heavenly spheres) --
Galileo Galilei (1564-1642) (His life and work ; Dialogues concerning two new sciences) --
Johannes Kepler (1571-1630) (His life and work ; Harmonies of the world, book five) --
Sir Isaac Newton (1643-1727) (His life and work ; Principia) --
Albert Einstein (His life and work ; Selections from The principle of relativity)
Other Titles: On the shoulders of giants
Responsibility: edited, with commentary, by Stephen Hawking.


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