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On the Shoulders of Giants

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ISBN-10: 076241698X

ISBN-13: 9780762416981

Edition: N/A

Authors: Stephen Hawking

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Theoretical physicist stephen hawking illuminates the origins of modern physics and astronomy in this fascinating work. On the shoulders of giants opens with hawking's overview of five-ground breaking books that revolutionized science. And then he provides the english translations of each, so you can read these works of genius for yourself. To make these works of genius even more accessible, hawking prefaces each with a captivating biographical essay that reveals the man behind the scientist. Learn about copernicus' unwavering commitment to truth, even when it pitted him against the church he professed to uphold; galileo's spirit of defiance, kepler's unusual method of keeping debtors at…    
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List price: $29.99
Publisher: Running Press
Publication date: 12/25/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 1280
Size: 6.13" wide x 9.13" long x 2.50" tall
Weight: 3.960
Language: English

Albert Einstein was born on March 14, 1879 in Ulm. He spent his childhood in Munich where his family owned a small machine shop. By the age of twelve, Einstein had taught himself Euclidean Geometry. His family moved to Milan, where he stayed for a year, and he used it as an excuse to drop out of school, which bored him. He finished secondary school in Aarau, Switzerland and entered the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. Einstein graduated in 1900, by studying the notes of a classmate since he did not attend his classes out of boredom, again. His teachers did not like him and would not recomend him for a position in the University. For two years, Einstein worked as a substitute…    

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