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

Author(s): Stephen Hawking


"On the Shoulders of Giants" tells a compelling story, using original papers from Einstein, Copernicus, Galilei, Kepler and Newton. Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking explains how these works changed the course of science, ushering astronomy and physics out of the Middle Ages and into the modern world.

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Theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking is Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at Cambridge (Newton's old position). He is the author of A BRIEF HISTORY OF TIME, which remained on the New York Times bestseller list for a record-breaking 237 weeks. Curiously, Hawking was born 300 years to the day after Galileo died.

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 five. Sir Isaac Newton (1643-1727): his life and work; "Principia". Albert Einstein (1879-1955): his life and work; selections from "The Principle of Relativity".

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  • : 9780141015712
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Penguin Books Ltd
  • : 0.863
  • : October 2003
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 54mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

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  • : Stephen Hawking
  • : Paperback
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