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Merton, Robert K. On The Shoulders Of Giants: A Shandean Postscript
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Merton, Robert K. On The Shoulders Of Giants: A Shandean Postscript

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(030857) Merton, Robert K. On The Shoulders Of Giants: A Shandean Postscript. New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1985. Reprint. Hardcover. 8vo. 300 pages. Near Fine in Very Good DJ. Neat ink owner name on front ednpaper. DJ inner front flap creased. This book, first published twenty years ago, began as a whimsical letter to a colleague and evolved into a tour de force of professional wit and wisdom. Merton tracks down the origins of Isaac Newton's famous aphorism "If I have seen farther, it is by standing on the shoulders of giants. " He conducts literary detective work and discusses the history of ideas, science, and literature ISBN: 0151699623 (Newton, Isaac, Learning, Scholarship)

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