On the Shoulders of Giants: The Great Works of Physics and Astronomy
Stephen W. Hawking
Running Press, 2003 - Science - 1264 pages
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.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - amarcobio - LibraryThing
That book was a great opportunity to read the original texts by Galileo and Copernicus, which otherwise I would never dare to read. Hawking's introductions are good as well. The illustrations, on the other hand, were dispensable. Read full review
5 star rating..the number itself speaks of what the book is worth..really a once in a lifetime book..this book strives to bring down all the Giants of Science under a roof...
This book is a collection of Real time papers as submitted by these Scientist to their respective Science authorities..the part involving the Einsteins work is best described in a beautiful way that is way beyond Commendable..
For the one finding interest in the World of Physics..one sentence to 'em. "If u haven't read this..u have missed out really very important thing in your life..."
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