On the Shoulders of Giants

The Post-Italianate Edition


Author: Robert K. Merton

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 0226520862

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 319

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With playfulness and a large dose of wit, Robert Merton traces the origin of Newton's aphorism, "If I have seen farther, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants." Using as a model the discursive and digressive style of Sterne's Tristram Shandy, Merton presents a whimsical yet scholarly work which deals with the questions of creativity, tradition, plagiarism, the transmission of knowledge, and the concept of progress. "This book is the delightful apotheosis of donmanship: Merton parodies scholarliness while being faultlessly scholarly; he scourges pedantry while brandishing his own abstruse learning on every page. The most recondite and obscure scholarly squabbles are transmuted into the material of comedy as the ostensible subject is shouldered to one side by yet another hobby horse from Merton's densely populated stable. He has created a jeu d'esprit which is profoundly suggestive both in detail and as a whole."—Sean French, Times Literary Supplement

On the Shoulders of Giants


Author: Lines M E

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351427067

Category: Science

Page: 296

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On the Shoulders of Giants investigates the relationship between the disciplines of physics and mathematics and shows how many of the most significant advances of 20th-century physics rely on mathematics developed, sometimes much earlier, with no particular physics application in mind. Quoting from mathematicians such as Poincaré and Euclid and physicists such as Newton and Feynman, the links between the two disciplines are explored in the author's entertaining style, providing a fascinating account of the twists and turns in scientific progress through the ages.

On the Shoulders of Giants

A Course in Single Variable Calculus


Author: Geoff Smith,Gordon McLelland

Publisher: UNSW Press

ISBN: 9780868407173

Category: Mathematics

Page: 284

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Presents a treatment of single variable Calculus designed as an introductory tertiary level mathematics textbook for engineering and science students. The subject matter is developed by modeling physical problems, some of which would normally be encountered by students as experiments in a first year physics course.

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

The Release of Mantles to the End-Time Generation


Author: Steven Brooks

Publisher: Destiny Image Publishers

ISBN: 0768496438

Category: Religion

Page: 194

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Standing on the Shoulders of Giants is a book that opens up the vastly unexplored subject of mantles. Just as Elijah passed on his mantle (his anointing) to Elisha, we see clearly through the pages of this book just exactly how mantles are transferred, received, and imparted through the workings of the Holy Spirit. This fascinating topic is highlighted by biblical illustrations, modern day stories, and the author's own extraordinary personal testimony. This book is essential reading for those who desire to be positioned for the soon coming move of God that is destined to break upon the Church with an unprecedented deluge of God's glory, His cleansing fire, and an enormous harvest of souls that will be of epic proportions.

On the Shoulders of Giants


Author: Ray Spangenburg,Diane K. Moser

Publisher: Facts on File

ISBN: 9780816037223


Page: N.A

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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.

If We're Standing on the Shoulders of Giants, what are We Reaching For?


Author: Rudy VanderLans

Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press

ISBN: 9781568984339

Category: Design

Page: 144

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For almost twenty years, and over sixty issues, Emigre has been a sourcebook of ideas, fonts, images, work, products, and even music for an entire generation of designers. Now, Emigre has transitioned into a new format, a return-to-roots series of "pocketbooks, " focusing on critical writing about the state of graphic design. Anyone interested in contemporary design will want to put a copy of Emigre in their pocket.

On the Shoulders of Giants:

New Approaches to Numeracy


Author: Mathematical Sciences Education Board,National Research Council

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309042348

Category: Education

Page: 240

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What mathematics should be learned by today's young people as well as tomorrow's workforce? On the Shoulders of Giants is a vision of richness of mathematics expressed in essays on change, dimension, quantity, shape, and uncertainty, each of which illustrate fundamental strands for school mathematics. These essays expand on the idea of mathematics as the language and science of patterns, allowing us to realize the importance of providing hands-on experience and the development of a curriculum that will enable students to apply their knowledge to diverse numerical problems.

On the Shoulders of Giants

My Journey Through the Harlem Renaissance


Author: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416549918

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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From 1920 to 1940, the Harlem Renaissance produced a bright beacon of light that paved the way for African-Americans all over the country. The unapologetic writings of W. E. B. Du Bois and Marcus Garvey, the fervent fiction and poetry of Zora Neale Hurston and Langston Hughes, the groundbreaking art of Aaron Douglas and William H. Johnson, and the triumphant music of Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong gave voice and expression to the thoughts and emotions that Jim Crow segregation laws had long sought to stifle. In On the Shoulders of Giants, indomitable basketball star and bestselling author and historian Kareem Abdul-Jabbar invites the reader on an extraordinarily personal journey back to his birthplace, through one of the greatest political, cultural, literary, and artistic movements in our history, revealing the tremendous impact the Harlem Renaissance had on both American culture and his own life. Beginning with the rise of the Harlem Rens as pioneers of professional basketball, Kareem traces the many streams of historical influence that converged to create the man he is today -- the NBA's all-time leading scorer and a veritable African-American icon. Travel deep into the soul of the Renaissance -- to the night clubs, restaurants, basketball games, and fabulous parties that have made footprints in Harlem's history. Meet the athletes, jazz musicians, comedians, actors, politicians, entrepreneurs, and writers who not only inspired Kareem's rise to greatness but an entire nation's. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was born in the midst of a cultural reawakening, carried on the shoulders of athletes trying to prove there was a lot more at stake than a ball game, men and women who made music that could break your heart, and writers and intellectuals who gave voice to not just the ideals of a movement but the raw emotions. Kareem tells what it took to get these revolutionaries to Harlem and how they changed the world. A world that is still riding on the shoulders of giants.

On the Shoulders of Giants

The Great Works of Physics and Astronomy


Author: Stephen W. Hawking

Publisher: Penguin Books

ISBN: 9780141015712

Category: Astronomy

Page: 1264

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Stephen Hawking explains how such great men of science as Copernicus, Galileo, Kepler, Newton and Einstein built on the discoveries of those who came before them, and how these works changed the course of science, ushering astronomy and physics out of the Middle Ages and into the modern world.

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

Genesis and Human Origins


Author: Luke J. Janssen

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1498291414

Category: Religion

Page: 334

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Church tradition has long held that humanity arose from two people living in a garden of paradise in the Mesopotamian basin roughly six thousand years ago. Scientists now have abundant evidence that the human population never numbered less than ten thousand, originated out of Africa hundreds of thousands of years ago, and descended from ancestors that we share in common with several other species (some now extinct, some still living). Is it possible to make these two starkly different worldviews agree, or do we have to choose one and discard the other? This book will summarize the fossil and genetic discoveries that support the scientific view, and then address the impact that this has upon many Christian theological tenets. In the process, it presents many examples of the church adjusting long-held traditions and teachings in the face of scientific advances, as well as examples of how we often hold two seemingly contradictory ideas together without feeling a need to discard one of them. Many theologians have written on this topic without adequately incorporating the scientific aspects. Many others have addressed the science without exploring the impact on theology. This book accomplishes both.

Upon the Shoulders of Giants

Zeitler, McFeaters, Hickox, Moorhead, Heckendorn ...


Author: Vernon Arthur Zeitler,Thelma Poorbaugh Zeitler,Eric R. Zeitler

Publisher: N.A


Category: Reference

Page: N.A

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On the Shoulders of Giants


Author: Simon Pemberton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780646909196


Page: N.A

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Interviews with 13 of Australia's leading designers

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

Hermann Vaske's Conversations with the Masters of Advertising


Author: Hermann Vaske

Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag


Category: Art

Page: 377

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Standing on the Shoulder of Giants is an impressive collection of interviews dedicated to creativity. Insider Hermann Vaske has interviewed nearly all topnotch creatives (e.g. art directors, advertising strategists, movie directors and artists) on the subject. The book documents the very personal and informative answers to different aspects of being creative.

On the Shoulders of Giants

Eponyms and Names in Obstetrics and Gynaecology


Author: Thomas Baskett

Publisher: Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

ISBN: 9781904752646

Category: Medical

Page: 462

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Few specialties have a longer or richer eponymous background than obstetrics and gynaecology, and eponyms add a human side to an increasingly technical profession. This book provides an introductory profile of 365 of the most significant and fascinating characters in the history of obstetrics and gynaecology. The subjects are not confined to eponyms but also include other notable names in the development of the speciality, as well as several from other specialties whose contributions are relevant to obstetrics and gynaecology. For each entry, biographical data are provided and the eponym or work for which they are known is outlined with context. Where available, the original and linked references are provided. A bibliography of linked references will assist readers wanting more detailed information on individual subjects.

Auf den Schultern von Riesen

ein Leitfaden durch das Labyrinth der Gelehrsamkeit


Author: Robert King Merton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783518280263

Category: Aphorisms and apothegms

Page: 242

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The Shoulders of Giants


Author: Henry Brooks

Publisher: Piquantfiction

ISBN: 9781903689769

Category: Fiction

Page: 468

View: 7598

This text is split up into nine parts. These are entitled love, joy, peace, patience, gentleness, generosity, faith, humility, and self-control. Each part contains mysteries related to their category.

On the Shoulders of Giants


Author: Malcolm Ivey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781535590679


Page: N.A

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The last time Izzy saw his mother's trailer was through the rear window of a Dodge Aries driven by a social worker with the Florida Division of Children and Families. He was four years old. He spent the remainder of his childhood bouncing around the state foster care system. Always the outsider, introverted and awkward, he assumed he was exempt from things like friendship and love ... until he met Scarlett McGhee. Pharaoh Sinclair was born in a women's correctional facility. The illegitimate child of an unknown father and a crackhead mother. He grew up on the sidewalks of the Azalea Arms housing project, where gunshots and police sirens were as commonplace as the stench of the neighboring landfill. Molded by hustlers and pushers, with the dope game in his DNA, the lone soft spot in his concrete heart was reserved for his baby sister, Symphony. But could he protect her from the same streets that raised them? From the sugar-white sand dunes of Pensacola Beach to the murderous Arthur G. Dozier reform school, from strip clubs to emergency rooms, from trap houses to courthouses to prison cells, On the Shoulders of Giants chronicles the intersecting journeys of a foster kid and a project kid as they battle and stumble their way through adolescence into adulthood. An exploration of race, part memoir, part coming-of-age, part thriller, part love story, this transcendent novel defies genre. A book within a book. More than a story, a living organism. A legacy. The only child of Ezra "Izzy" James.

Zur Farbenlehre


Author: Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Publisher: N.A



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