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Title On the Shoulders of Giants: The Great Works of Physics and Astronomy
Author Stephen Hawking
EAN 9780141015712
ISBN 0141015713
Publisher Penguin
Type Non-Fiction
Genre Science & Technology
Subgenre Astronomy

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