On The Shoulders of Giants

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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.

Edited By: Stephen Hawking
Publisher: Running Press
Publishing Date: Dec, 2003
Paperback: 1280 pages

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