The first edition of this revolutionary look at the scientific discoveries that changed our perception of the world, by the renowned physicist and bestselling author Stephen Hawking, sold over 65,000 copies. Now it's available in a
gift-worthy special edition with colour photographs and illustrations depicting theoretical models of the planets and
their orbits - making Hawking's brilliant insights all the more accessible.
This original compilation is based on seven classic works of physics and astronomy which, read in chronological order, trace the evolution of modern science. 'The Illustrated On The Shoulders Of Giants' includes selections from '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 'Harmony Of The World' by Johannes Kepler. It also includes five important critical essays and an original biography of each physicist, written by Hawking himself.
- Publication Date:
- 20 / 05 / 2007
- 185 x 248mm