8 edition of **Selections from The Principle of Relativity (On the Shoulders of Giants)** found in the catalog.

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Published
**November 30, 2004**
by Running Press Book Publishers
.

Written in English

- Theoretical methods,
- Science (General),
- Astronomy (General),
- Science,
- Science/Mathematics,
- Relativity,
- Astronomy - General,
- General

**Edition Notes**

Contributions | Stephen W. Hawking (Editor) |

The Physical Object | |
---|---|

Format | Paperback |

Number of Pages | 100 |

ID Numbers | |

Open Library | OL8033348M |

ISBN 10 | 0762420235 |

ISBN 10 | 9780762420230 |

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