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On the Shoulders of Giants : Great Works of Physics and Astronomy

On the Shoulders of Giants : Great Works of Physics and Astronomy - 02 edition

On the Shoulders of Giants : Great Works of Physics and Astronomy - 02 edition

ISBN13: 9780762416981

ISBN10: 076241698X

On the Shoulders of Giants : Great Works of Physics and Astronomy by Stephen Hawking - ISBN 9780762416981
Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 02
Copyright: 2002
Publisher: Running Press
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International: No
On the Shoulders of Giants : Great Works of Physics and Astronomy by Stephen Hawking - ISBN 9780762416981

ISBN13: 9780762416981

ISBN10: 076241698X

Cover type: Paperback
Edition: 02

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Summary

Theoretical physicist stephen hawking illuminates the origins of modern physics and astronomy in this fascinating work. On the shoulders of giants opens with hawking's overview of five-ground breaking books that revolutionized science. And then he provides the english translations of each, so you can read these works of genius for yourself. To make these works of genius even more accessible, hawking prefaces each with a captivating biographical essay that reveals the man behind the scientist. Learn about copernicus' unwavering commitment to truth, even when it pitted him against the church he professed to uphold; galileo's spirit of defiance, kepler's unusual method of keeping debtors at bay, and newton's passionate feuds. The essays bring these men alive, while the great works that follow will no doubt inspire awe. This book is a treasure for anyone interested in understanding more about the way science evolves.