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    DescriptionWorld-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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    Title
    On the Shoulders of Giants
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Stephen Hawking
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 1280
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 51 mm
    Weight: 1,742 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780762416981
    ISBN 10: 076241698X
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T8.0
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    BIC subject category V2: PDX
    DC22: 520
    LC subject heading: ,
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26100
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    Libri: I-SE
    DC21: 509
    B&T Merchandise Category: SCI
    B&T General Subject: 710
    BISAC V2.8: SCI034000
    LC classification: Q
    BISAC V2.8: SCI055000, SCI004000
    Thema V1.0: PDX
    Publisher
    The Perseus Books Group
    Imprint name
    PERSEUS BOOKS
    Publication date
    25 December 2003
    Publication City/Country
    Reading, MA
    Author Information
    Stephen Hawking's ability to make science understandable and compelling to a lay audience was established with the publication of his first book, A Brief History of Time, which has sold nearly 10 million copies in 40 languages. Hawking has authored or participated in the creation of numerous other popular science books, including On the Shoulders of Giants and The Illustrated On the Shoulders of Giants.
    Review quote
    ..".Hawking gives these works a setting that is elegantly simple, and in its simplicity, effectively broadening."