The history of science is the history of great minds building upon the ideas of their predecessors. In 1676, Isaac Newton wrote to Robert Hooke, "If I have seen further, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants." The five-volume On the Shoulders of Giants set chronologically presents those "giants" and their work. By showing how science evolved from the philosophies of ancient Greece to today's high-tech science, these volumes convey the importance and the excitement of scientific discovery.<P>Beginning with the early Greek philosophers, this volume covers the Middle Ages, the Renaissance and the scientific revolution.
Author: Halldor Laxness
Edition: (Edition: 1st Vintage International Ed)
Release Date: 1997-01-14