On the Shoulders of Giants

The Great Works of Physics and Astronomy

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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.

On the Shoulders of Giants

The Post-Italianate Edition

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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

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

A Cultural Analysis of Manchester United

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Author: Søren Frank

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408187434

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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A unique thematic history of Manchester United from the club's creation as humble Newton Heath in 1878 to its status as the world's greatest football brand, this book gets to the essence of the heart and soul of the club. Key topics explored include the club's ability to rise from the ashes, commitment to youth, propensity for an adventurous style of football, glamour, and commercialization and aggressive marketing. An intelligent and thought-provoking narrative of Manchester United exploring its cultural history within the broader cultural framework of globalization, working class traditions, mythology and the Munich Air Disaster, and pop culture. Søren Frank introduces a football aesthetics that examines and discusses what sets Manchester United apart in regard to football philosophy. It contains microanalyses of some of the most fascinating matches or moments, as well as original portraits of some of the club's greatest players, all of this peppered with fascinating statistical facts in the club's history.

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

The Release of Mantles to the End-Time Generation

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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:

New Approaches to Numeracy

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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

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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 Giants' Shoulders

Great Scientists and Their Discoveries from Archimedes to DNA

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Author: Melvyn Bragg

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1848942656

Category: Science

Page: 384

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The fascinating story of science unfolds in this account of the lives and extraordinary discoveries of twelve of its greatest figures - Archimedes, Galileo, Newton, Lavoisier, Faraday, Darwin, Poincaré, Freud, Einstein, Marie Curie and Crick and Watson. Exploring their impact and legacy with leading scientists of today including Stephen Jay Gould, Oliver Sacks, Lewis Wolpert, Susan Greenfield, Roger Penrose and Richard Dawkins, Melvyn Bragg illuminates the core issues of science past and present, and conveys the excitement and importance of the scientific quest.

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

Hermann Vaske's Conversations with the Masters of Advertising

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Author: Hermann Vaske

Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag

ISBN: N.A

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.

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

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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.

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

Genesis and Human Origins

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Author: Luke J. Janssen

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 1498291406

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.

Intelligent Fanatics

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

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Author: Sean Iddings,Ian Cassel

Publisher: Intelligent Fanatics Publication

ISBN: 9780997576535

Category:

Page: 216

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We help you accumulate and internalize the experiences of nine, relatively unknown, intelligent fanatic giants. We also contrast their leadership styles against less successful companies during the time period. The intelligent fanatic blueprint holds true across every time period, continent, and industry.

On the Shoulders of Giants

Eponyms and Names in Obstetrics and Gynaecology

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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.

On the Shoulders of Giants

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Author: Lines M E

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780750301039

Category: Science

Page: 296

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Mathematics is the only science with a methodology based upon deductive logic, whereas physics is a quantitative science based upon experiment and observation in which trial and error are inherent. Physics uses the most relevant mathematics, for example using group theory to explain the theoretical basis for the crystalline structure of solids, an illustration of how, time and time again, a mathematical theorem perhaps developed by a Greek philosopher is relevant to today's newly developed physics proof. 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. Challenging, stimulating, and questioning, the book explains how the uncanny ability of formal and abstract mathematics can interpret the properties of the physical world. Using a wide ranging set of examples, it illustrates the manner in which mathematics has been applied to physics and even points to directions for future research. The book discusses how to fill space without leaving gaps; Euclidean geometry, its limitations, and the bending of space; the laws of musical harmony, sound vibrations, and the confinement of electrons in solids; how to tile a floor efficiently; Newton's Laws of Motion, chaos, and the weather; group theory and garlic; the laws of chance; route-planning in Konigsberg with Euler; the rules that turn bath bubbles into suds; the shape of soot; and the Schrödinger equation and why a pendulum can never stop. Requiring some prior knowledge of physics and mathematics, this well-illustrated book will be of interest to all readers with an interest in physics and mathematics, in learning more about the role of mathematics as the formal language of physics, and in how physics and mathematics have influenced scientific research.

On the Shoulders of Giants

A Course in Single Variable Calculus

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Author: Geoff Smith,Gordon McLelland

Publisher: UNSW Press

ISBN: 9780868407173

Category: Mathematics

Page: 284

View: 1988

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.

The Old Ball Game

How John McGraw, Christy Mathewson, and the New York Giants Created Modern Baseball

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Author: Frank Deford

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 1555846270

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 256

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In The Old Ball Game, Frank Deford, NPR sports commentator and Sports Illustrated journalist retells the story of an unusual friendship between two towering figures in baseball history. At the turn of the twentieth century, Christy Mathewson was one of baseball's first superstars. Over six feet tall, clean cut, and college educated, he didn't pitch on the Sabbath and rarely spoke an ill word about anyone. He also had one of the most devastating arms in all of baseball. New York Giants manager John McGraw, by contrast, was ferocious. The pugnacious tough guy was already a star infielder who, with the Baltimore Orioles, helped develop a new, scrappy style of baseball, with plays like the hit-and-run, the Baltimore chop, and the squeeze play. When McGraw joined the Giants in 1902, the Giants were coming off their worst season ever. Yet within three years, Mathewson clinched New York City's first World Series for McGraw's team by throwing three straight shutouts in only six days, an incredible feat that is invariably called the greatest World Series performance ever. Because of their wonderful odd-couple association, baseball had its first superstar, the Giants ascended into legend, and baseball as a national pastime bloomed.

On the Shoulders of Giants

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Author: Malcolm Ivey

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781535590679

Category:

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.

The Ascent of Science

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Author: Brian L. Silver

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780198027690

Category: Science

Page: 552

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From the revolutionary discoveries of Galileo and Newton to the mind-bending theories of Einstein and Heisenberg, from plate tectonics to particle physics, from the origin of life to universal entropy, and from biology to cosmology, here is a sweeping, readable, and dynamic account of the whole of Western science. In the readable manner and method of Stephen Jay Gould and Carl Sagan, the late Brian L. Silver translates our most important, and often most obscure, scientific developments into a vernacular that is not only accessible and illuminating but also enjoyable. Silver makes his comprehensive case with much clarity and insight; he locates science as the apex of human reason, and reason as our best path to the truth. For all readers curious about--and especially those perhaps intimidated by--what Silver calls "the scientific campaign up to now" in his Preface, The Ascent of Science will be fresh, vivid, and fascinating reading.

Investing on the Shoulders of Giants

How I made 100% in a year in the Stockmarket

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Author: Nigel Pope

Publisher: P-Capital

ISBN: 199981701X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 90

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Have you ever wondered how the investing giants of this world continue to make profitable investments in stocks year in and year out? Discover how by reading Standing on the Shoulders of Giants by Nigel Pope and find out how he made over 100% in a year by investing in stocks & shares using the methods distilled from the investing giants of this world. His investment knowledge and expertise in investing has come directly from working in the financial markets and his own investing experiences, having learned first hand what it was like to consistently lose before ultimately changing his mindset and discovering how and what it takes to become a winner. Did you ever wonder how some people can make huge gains on stocks in a year? Find out how by following his personal journey of discovery and how he found his path to making huge returns on capital. Crucially, Nigel Pope deals with a topic that few investors talk about - how to survive the mental and psychological games the financial markets play on our minds. Investing on the Shoulders of Giants is a an essential investment book for all those who want to understand the essentials of successful investing. By explaining the methods of the investing greats and drawing from his own real world investment examples, the task of understanding how to invest successfully becomes so much easier. Nigel Pope has done the 'hard yards' and now offers you the opportunity and tools to find your investment success.

The Routledge International Handbook of Walking

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Author: C. Michael Hall,Yael Ram,Noam Shoval

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317271106

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 418

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Walking is an essentially human activity. From a basic means of transport and opportunity for leisure through to being a religious act, walking has served as a significant philosophical, literary and historical subject. Thoreau’s 1851 lecture on Walking or the Romantic walks of the Wordsworths at Grasmere in the early 19th Century, for example, helped create a philosophical foundation for the importance of the act of walking as an act of engagement with nature. Similarly, and sometimes inseparable from secular appreciation, pilgrimage trails provide opportunities for finding self and others in the travails of the walk. More recently, walking has been embraced as a means of encouraging greater health and well-being, community improvement and more sustainable means of travel. Yet despite the significance of the subject of walking there is as yet no integrated treatment of the subject in the social science literature. ? This handbook therefore brings together a number of the main themes on the study of walking from different disciplines and literatures into a single volume that can be accessed from across the social sciences. It is divided into five main sections: culture, society and historical context; social practices, perceptions and behaviours; hiking trails and pilgrimage routes; health, well-being and psychology; and method, planning and design. Each of these highlights current approaches and major themes in research on walking in a range of different environments. This handbook carves out a unique niche in the study of walking. The international and cross-disciplinary nature of the contributions of the book are expected to be of interest to numerous academic fields in the social and health sciences, as well as to urban and regional planners and those in charge of the management of outdoor recreation and tourism globally.

Fall of Giants

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Author: Ken Follett

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0451232852

Category: Fiction

Page: 942

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The first novel in The Century Trilogy follows the fates of five interrelated familiesNAmerican, German, Russian, English, and WelshNas they move through the world-shaking dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for women's suffrage.