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

On the Shoulders of Giants

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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

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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

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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.

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.

On the Shoulders of Giants

33 New Ways to Guide Yourself to Greatness

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Author: Rhondalynn Korolak

Publisher: Imagineering Unlimited

ISBN: 9780980557800

Category: Self-Help

Page: 212

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You can either look for the "secret" ...or be one of the few who are LIVING it! On the Shoulders of Giants is more than just another book about how to develop a positive attitude or use the law of attraction. This fresh look at 33 pieces of timeless wisdom finally puts what you want most in life within easy reach. It's about what really works and WHY. Based on her struggle to rebuild her life after a senseless tragedy, the author brilliantly demonstrates how to make profound shifts in your life, work, finances, health, relationships, and more, whether you are going through a troubled time, or just looking for real ways to live better-much better! Learn how to: *Stop being so good at getting what you don't want*Understand how simple it is to get what you DO want*See how "Imagineering" a better life is the shortest path to living it*Fix what you think is wrong in your life-without changing a thing*Make simple choices that accelerate your success

Upon the Shoulders of Giants

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

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

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Reference

Page: N.A

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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

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.

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.

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.

Standing on the Shoulders of Giants

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Author: Luke J. Janssen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781498291422

Category: Religion

Page: 319

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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. Luke J. Janssen is a Professor of Medicine at McMaster University at Hamilton, Ontario. He is the author of 140 scientific papers, as well as the book Reaching into Plato's Cave (2014), and blogs regularly on the subject of faith-and-science at https: //lukejjanssen.wordpress.com/.

On the Shoulders of Giants

New Approaches to Numeracy

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Author: National Research Council,Mathematical Sciences Education Board

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 0309084490

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

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Author: Ray Spangenburg,Diane K. Moser

Publisher: Facts on File

ISBN: 9780816037223

Category:

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.

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.

On the Shoulders of Giants

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Author: Simon Pemberton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780646909196

Category:

Page: N.A

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Interviews with 13 of Australia's leading designers

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.