On the Shoulders of Giants: A Shandean Postscript
Robert K. Merton, foreward by Umberto Eco, afterward by Denis Donoghue. xxv+320pp, University of Chicago Press, Chicago and London, 1993 (first edition 1965) ISBN 0-226-52086-2.
A comprehensive study of the image of seeing further by standing on the shoulders of giants, from the twelfth to twentieth centuries. This image was used Newton in a letter to Robert Hooke in 1675.

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