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  • Published: 26 November 2003
  • ISBN: 9780141015712
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 1280
  • RRP: $45.00

On The Shoulders Of Giants

The Great Works Of Physics & Astronomy


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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.

  • Pub date: 26 November 2003
  • ISBN: 9780141015712
  • Imprint: Penguin Press
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 1280
  • RRP: $45.00

About the Author

Stephen Hawking

Stephen Hawking was a brilliant theoretical physicist and is generally considered to have been one of the world's greatest thinkers. He held the position of Lucasian Professor of Mathematics at the University of Cambridge for thirty years and is the author of A Brief History of Time which was an international bestseller. His other books for the general reader include A Briefer History of Time, the essay collection Black Holes and Baby Universe, The Universe in a Nutshell, The Grand Design, and Black Holes: The BBC Reith Lectures.
He died on 14 March, 2018.

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