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On The Shoulders Of Giants

On The Shoulders Of Giants

The Great Works of Physics and Astronomy

by Stephen Hawking
Paperback
Publication Date: 25/12/2003
  $47.75

World-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.

ISBN:
9780762416981
9780762416981
Category:
History of science
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
25-12-2003
Language:
English
Publisher:
Running Press,U.S.
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
1280
Dimensions (mm):
156x230x63mm
Weight:
1.63kg
Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking is regarded as one of the most brilliant theoretical physicists since Einstein. He held the position of Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge for thirty years and was the author of A Brief History of Time which was an international bestseller.

His many publications include The Large Scale Structure of Spacetime with G F R Ellis, General Relativity: An Einstein Centenary Survey, with W Israel, and 300 Years of Gravitation, with W Israel.

Among the popular books Stephen Hawking has published are his best seller A Brief History of Time, Black Holes and Baby Universes and Other Essays, The Universe in a Nutshell, The Grand Design and My Brief History.

His other books for the general reader include A Briefer History of Time, the essay collection Black Holes and Baby Universe and The Universe In A Nutshell.

Stephen Hawking died in March 2018.

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