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On the Shoulders of Giants By Johannes Kepler

On the Shoulders of Giants

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Kepler's great masterpiece on planetary motion is presented with an introduction by the ultimate authority on this topic, noted physicist and bestselling author Stephen Hawking. Kepler's work formed the basis for Newton's discoveries some 60 years later.

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On the Shoulders of Giants: Harmonies of the World by Johannes Kepler

Book Five of Johannes Kepler's great masterpiece on planetary motion is presented with an introduction by the ultimate authority on this topic, noted physicist and bestselling author Stephen Hawking. Modifying Copernicus's sun-centered model of the universe, Kepler's 1619 work went on to establish laws of planetary motion, forming the basis for Newton's discoveries some 60 years later. As part of our On the Shoulders of Giants series, this translation of the original edition of Kepler's monumental essay includes an insightful biography and a highly accessible summary putting into context the significance of Harmony of the World.

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Stephen Hawking's ability to make science understandable and compelling to a lay audience was established with the publication of his first book, A Brief History of Time, which has sold nearly 10 million copies in 40 languages. Hawking has authored or participated in the creation of numerous other popular science books, including On the Shoulders of Giants and The Illustrated On the Shoulders of Giants.

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GOR005654549
On the Shoulders of Giants: Harmonies of the World by Johannes Kepler
Johannes Kepler
Used - Very Good
Paperback
INGRAM PUBLISHER SERVICES US
2004-12-13
112
0762420189
9780762420186
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