Science Physics Books for Readers On The Shoulders of Giants The Great Works of Physics and Astronomy Stephen Hawking Editor used books


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This is a very good paperback. 2002 Running Press Publishing. This copy is very clean inside. The pages appear clean with no markings or annotations seen. The binding is tight and straight, NO creasing along spine. The cover is clean and still mostly shiny with light shelf wear at corners/edges.
Standard medium octavo book size or 6" x 9" with 1264 pages.

Physicist Stephen Hawking illuminates the origins of modern physics and astronomy in this fascinating work. On The Shoulder of Giants opens with an overview of 5 ground breaking books that revolutionized science and then he provides the English translations of each so the reader can review the works of genius. He also prefaces each with a captivating biographical essay that reveals the man behind the scientist. Learn about Copernicus' unwavering commitment to truth. Read about Galileo's spirit of defiance, Kepler's unusual method of keeping debtors at bay, and Newton's passionate feuds. It is a great work of scientific history and how science evolves.

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