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

Author: Stephen Hawking
Publisher: Philadelphia : Running Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The world-renowned physicist presents a revolutionary look at the momentous discoveries that changed the perception of the world with this first-ever compilation of seven classic works on physics and astronomy. Features landmark writings by some of the world's great thinkers, including Copernicus, Newton, and Kepler. Illustrations.
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Named Person: Nicolaus Copernicus; Galileo Galilei; Johannes Kepler; Isaac Newton; Albert Einstein; Nicolaus Copernicus; Albert Einstein; Galileo Galilei; Johannes Kepler; Isaac Newton; Nicolaus Copernicus; Galileo Galilei; Johannes Kepler; Isaac Newton; Albert Einstein; Nicolau Copernico; Albert Einstein; Galileo Galilei; Johann Kepler; Sir Isaac Newton
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stephen Hawking
ISBN: 0762413484 9780762413485 076241698X 9780762416981
OCLC Number: 50632825
Language Note: Texts translated from Latin, Italian, and German.
Description: xiii, 1264 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 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 sciences --
Johannes Kepler (1571-1630): His life and work; Harmony of the world, Book 5 --
Sir Isaac Newton (1643-1727): His life and work; Principia --
Albert Einstein (1879-1955): His life and work; Selections from The principle of relativity.
Responsibility: edited, with commentary, by Stephen Hawking.
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