Five geniuses who revolutionized the course of science. Five groundbreaking books - one of them controversial enough to be banned in the seventeenth century by the Catholic Church; another considered so "dangerous" its author was accused of heresy. Plus a carefully crafted introduction by theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking
which links them all. That's what you'll find in On The Shoulders of Giants
, the first-ever compilation of the great works of Copernicus
, and Einstein
. Inside, you'll find:
Copernicus' On the Revolutions of Heavenly Spheres;
Galileo's Dialogues Concerning Two Sciences;
Kepler's Harmonies of the World (Book Five);
Selections from The Principle of Relativity by Albert Einstein
Hawking, author of the phenomenal bestseller A Brief History of Time and the best-selling Universe in a Nutshell, explains the significance of each scientist's work. Five biographical essays make the master works more accessible. This is a treasure for anyone interested in understanding more about the forces that order our universe, and the way science evolves.
Original title: On the Shoulders of Giants: The Great Works of Physics and Astronomy
Genre: Fiction→ Nonfiction (admin Use Only)
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