Books about Physics

  1. A Brief History of Time

    by Stephen Hawking
    Exploring the depths of time and space and the emergence of the universe.

    In the ten years since its publication in 1988, Stephen Hawking's classic work has become a landmark volume in scientific writing, with more than nine million copies in forty languages sold ... (Goodreads)

  2. The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality

    by Brian Greene
    An exploration of space and time in the physical world, looking at the fundamental laws of the universe.

    From Brian Greene, one of the world’s leading physicists and author the Pulitzer Prize finalist The Elegant Universe , comes a grand tour of the universe that makes us look at reality in a completely ... (Goodreads)

  3. Neutron Star

    by Larry Niven
    An interstellar adventure of a human astronaut and an alien AI, discovering a mysterious neutron star.

    Beowulf Shaeffer , a native of the planet We Made It and unemployed for the last eight months due to a stock market crash, is contracted by a Pierson's Puppeteer, the Regional President of General ... (Wikipedia)

  4. The Order of Time

    by Carlo Rovelli
    Investigation into the nature of time, exploring its mysteries and infinite possibilities.

    Time is a mystery that does not cease to puzzle us. Philosophers, artists and poets have long explored its meaning while scientists have found that its structure is different from the simple ... (Goodreads)

  5. Spin

    by Robert Charles Wilson
    A mysterious force disrupts the Earth, transforming the planet and its inhabitants in unexpected ways.

    The story opens when Tyler Dupree is twelve years old. Tyler and his mother live in a guest house on the property of aerospace millionaire E.D. Lawton and his alcoholic wife, Carol. Tyler is friends ... (Wikipedia)

  6. The End of Eternity

    by Isaac Asimov
    A renegade scientist unravels the secrets of time travel, challenging the status quo.

    Andrew Harlan is an Eternal, a man whose job it is to range through past and present Centuries, monitoring and, where necessary, altering Time's myriad cause-and-effect relationships. But when Harlan ... (Goodreads)

  7. A Short History of Nearly Everything

    by Bill Bryson
    A captivating overview of the natural sciences, spanning the history of the universe.

    In Bryson's biggest book, he confronts his greatest challenge: to understand—and, if possible, answer—the oldest, biggest questions we have posed about the universe and ourselves. Taking as territory ... (Goodreads)

  8. The Gods Themselves

    by Isaac Asimov
    A science-fiction story about a team of interdimensional aliens that come to Earth to save it from destruction.

    In terms of structure, the book opens at chapter six to give context to the other chapters. Thus, the flow is Chapter six overview of Chapter one, then Chapter one. Next, is Chapter six overview of ... (Wikipedia)

  9. Origins: Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution

    by Neil deGrasse Tyson
    A comprehensive history of the universe, from the Big Bang to present day, exploring the origins of everything we know.

    “Who can ask for better cosmic tour guides to the universe than Drs. Tyson and Goldsmith?” —Michio Kaku, author of Hyperspace and Parallel Worlds Our true origins are not just human, or even ... (Barnes & Noble)

  10. Cosmos

    by Carl Sagan
    Voyage through the vastness of space, unlocking the mysteries of the universe.

    Cosmos has 13 heavily illustrated chapters, corresponding to the 13 episodes of the Cosmos television series. In the book, Sagan explores 15 billion years of cosmic evolution and the development of ... (Goodreads)

  11. The Rise of Endymion

    by Dan Simmons
    A perilous adventure in a post-apocalyptic future, with a hero set on fulfilling a mysterious destiny.

    The Rise of Endymion is set more than 275 years after the fall of the Hegemony of Man, an interstellar organization connected by farcaster portals. At the time of this novel, the Roman Catholic ... (Wikipedia)

  12. The Accidental Time Machine

    by Joe Haldeman
    A graduate student accidentally creates a time machine and travels through different eras, facing the consequences of his actions.

    The protagonist, Matthew Fuller, is a research assistant for physics professor Jonathan Marsh at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, in 2058, when he builds a calibrator to supply one photon ... (Wikipedia)

  13. The Disappearing Spoon: And Other True Tales of Madness, Love, and the History of the World from the Periodic Table of the Elements

    by Sam Kean
    Fascinating tales of discovery and exploration of the elements of the periodic table.

    Why did Gandhi hate iodine (I, 53)? Why did the Japanese kill Godzilla with missiles made of cadmium (Cd, 48)? How did radium (Ra, 88) nearly ruin Marie Curie's reputation? And why did tellurium (Te, ... (Goodreads)

  14. A Briefer History of Time

    by Stephen Hawking
    A concise overview of the history of the universe, from the Big Bang to the present day.

    Stephen Hawking's worldwide bestseller, A Brief History of Time, has been a landmark volume in scientific writing. Its author's engaging voice is one reason, and the compelling subjects he addresses ... (Goodreads)

  15. The Way Things Are

    by Lucretius
    A poetic exploration of the nature of reality, life, and the universe.

    ..". [captures] the relentless urgency of Lucretius' didacticism, his passionate conviction and proselytizing fervour.' –The Classical Review ... (Goodreads)

  16. Copenhagen

    by Michael Frayn
    A play exploring the meeting between physicists Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg during WWII and the ethical implications of their work on atomic bombs.

    For most people, the principles of nuclear physics are not only incomprehensible but inhuman. The popular image of the men who made the bomb is of dispassionate intellects who number-crunched their ... (Goodreads)

  17. Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman: Adventures of a Curious Character

    by Richard P. Feynman
    A collection of tales from Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman's life, filled with humor and insight.

    A, New York Times, bestseller—the outrageous exploits of one of this century's greatest scientific minds and a legendary American original. Richard Feynman, winner of the Nobel Prize in physics, ... (Goodreads)

  18. The Inverted World

    by Christopher Priest
    A city on rails moves through a distorted landscape, where gravity and time behave strangely. A young man must uncover the truth about his world.

    The book consists of a prologue and five parts. The first, third and fifth sections are narrated in the first person by the protagonist, Helward Mann; the second follows Helward, but is written in ... (Wikipedia)

  19. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

    by Neil deGrasse Tyson
    An accessible exploration of the universe and its mysteries.

    Over a year on the New York Times bestseller list and more than a million copies sold. The essential universe, from our most celebrated and beloved astrophysicist. What is the nature of space and ... (Barnes & Noble)

  20. The Temporal Void

    by Peter F. Hamilton
    A powerful being threatens the universe, and a group of brave souls must find a way to stop it.

    The Intersolar Commonwealth is in turmoil as the Living Dream's deadline for launching its Pilgrimage into the Void draws closer. Not only is the Ocisen Empire fleet fast approaching on a mission of ... (Goodreads)

  21. E=mc²: A Biography of the World's Most Famous Equation

    by David Bodanis
    A historical and scientific account of the equation that changed the world, exploring its origins and implications.

    E=mc². Just about everyone has at least heard of Albert Einstein's formulation of 1905, which came into the world as something of an afterthought. But far fewer can explain his insightful linkage of ... (Goodreads)

  22. The Grand Design

    by Stephen Hawking
    Exploring the origins of the universe and the laws of nature that govern its operation.


  23. Einstein's Dreams

    by Alan Lightman
    Exploring the mysteries of time as imagined through the dreams of Albert Einstein.

    The novel fictionalizes Albert Einstein as a young scientist who is troubled by dreams as he works on his theory of relativity in 1905. The book consists of 30 chapters, each exploring one dream ... (Wikipedia)

  24. Seven Brief Lessons on Physics

    by Carlo Rovelli
    An exploration of the fundamentals of physics, revealing its true beauty.

    All the beauty of modern physics in fewer than a hundred pages. This is a book about the joy of discovery. A playful, entertaining, and mind-bending introduction to modern physics, it's already a ... (Goodreads)

  25. What Do You Care What Other People Think? Further Adventures of a Curious Character

    by Richard P. Feynman
    Memoir chronicling the life of a Nobel prize-winning physicist, exploring his curiosity and groundbreaking discoveries.

    One of the greatest physicists of the twentieth century, Richard Feynman possessed an unquenchable thirst for adventure and an unparalleled ability to tell the stories of his life. "What Do You Care ... (Goodreads)

  26. Earth Is Room Enough

    by Isaac Asimov
    A collection of science fiction short stories exploring the consequences of technology and humanity's relationship with it.

    Contents: · The Dead Past · nv Astounding Apr ’56 · The Foundation of Science Fiction Success · pm F&SF Oct ’54 · Franchise · ss If Aug ’55 · Gimmicks Three [“The Brazen Locked Room”] · ss F&SF Nov ... (Goodreads)

  27. Quantum: Einstein, Bohr and the Great Debate About the Nature of Reality

    by Manjit Kumar
    A historical account of the debate between Einstein and Bohr over the true nature of quantum mechanics.

    For most people, quantum theory is a byword for mysterious, impenetrable science. And yet for many years it was equally baffling for scientists themselves. Manjit Kumar gives a dramatic and ... (Goodreads)

  28. The Physicists

    by Friedrich Dürrenmatt
    A dark comedy about three physicists struggling with their moral responsibilities in a world of danger and uncertainty.

    Möbius, ein umworbener weil genialer Physiker, will eine gefährliche Verstrickung von Wissenschaft und Politik verhindern und täuscht darum vor, geisteskrank zu sein, damit er in einer Klinik ... (Goodreads)

  29. The Three-Body Problem

    by Liu Cixin
    A science fiction novel exploring the consequences of first contact with an alien civilization.

    The story takes place in flash-forwards, flashbacks, and the present time. Below is a chronological plotline. During the Cultural Revolution , Ye Wenjie, an astrophysics graduate from Tsinghua ... (Wikipedia)

  30. The Beginning of Infinity: Explanations That Transform the World

    by David Deutsch
    A thought-provoking exploration of the nature of knowledge and explanation, and how they shape our understanding of the world.

    The, New York Times, bestseller: A provocative, imaginative exploration of the nature and progress of knowledge In this groundbreaking book, award-winning physicist David Deutsch argues that ... (Goodreads)

  31. Contact

    by Carl Sagan
    A scientist's search for extraterrestrial life, complex journey of self-discovery.

    As a child, Eleanor "Ellie" Arroway displays a strong aptitude for science and mathematics. Dissatisfied with a school lesson, she goes to the library to convince herself that ,π, is transcendental . ... (Wikipedia)

  32. The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory

    by Brian Greene
    Exploring the hidden realms of physics, in pursuit of a unified theory of nature.

    Brian Greene, one of the world's leading string theorists, peels away the layers of mystery surrounding string theory to reveal a universe that consists of eleven dimensions, where the fabric of ... (Goodreads)

  33. Big Bang: The Origin of the Universe

    by Simon Singh
    A comprehensive exploration of the Big Bang Theory, from its earliest beginnings to its implications today.

    A half century ago, a shocking Washington Post headline claimed that the world began in five cataclysmic minutes rather than having existed for all time; a skeptical scientist dubbed the maverick ... (Goodreads)

  34. Death By Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries

    by Neil deGrasse Tyson
    Exploring the science of the universe, from the edge of a black hole to the big bang.

    A vibrant collection of essays on the cosmos from the nation's best-known astrophysicist. "One of today's best popularizers of science." ,—Kirkus Reviews., Loyal readers of the monthly "Universe" ... (Goodreads)

  35. My Brief History

    by Stephen Hawking
    Autobiography of Stephen Hawking, detailing his life from childhood to present day, including his scientific discoveries and battle with ALS.

    Stephen Hawking has dazzled readers worldwide with a string of bestsellers exploring the mysteries of the universe. Now, for the first time, perhaps the most brilliant cosmologist of our age turns ... (Goodreads)

  36. The Quantum Thief

    by Hannu Rajaniemi
    Intergalactic heist of a quantum computer, revealing a dangerous criminal conspiracy.

    Countless gogols of the legendary gentleman thief Jean Le Flambeur are trapped in a virtual Sobornost prison in orbit around Neptune, playing an iterated prisoner's dilemma until his mind learns to ... (Wikipedia)

  37. My Inventions

    by Nikola Tesla
    Autobiography of the brilliant inventor Nikola Tesla, detailing his life, work, and inventions.

    Quyển sách là câu chuyện về cuộc đời đầy thăng trầm nhưng vô cùng ý nghĩa của Nicola Tesla, một trong những nhà phát minh vĩ đại nhất của nhân loại, người đã góp phần thay đổi hoàn toàn bộ mặt thế ... (Goodreads)

  38. Black Holes & Time Warps: Einstein's Outrageous Legacy

    by Kip S. Thorne
    Exploring the strange and powerful effects of gravity and time, as predicted by Einstein's theories.

    Ever since Albert Einstein's general theory of relativity burst upon the world in 1915 some of the most brilliant minds of our century have sought to decipher the mysteries bequeathed by that theory, ... (Goodreads)

  39. Physics of the Impossible

    by Michio Kaku
    A scientific exploration of the possibilities of the impossible, from teleportation to time machines.

    A fascinating exploration of the science of the impossible—from death rays and force fields to invisibility cloaks—revealing to what extent such technologies might be achievable decades or millennia ... (Goodreads)

  40. The Evolutionary Void

    by Peter F. Hamilton
    Adventure in a dangerous universe, as a group of aliens work to save their species from extinction.

    Exposed as the Second Dreamer, Araminta has become the target of a galaxywide search by government agent Paula Myo and the psychopath known as the Cat, along with others equally determined to ... (Goodreads)

  41. The Magic of Reality: How We Know What's Really True

    by Richard Dawkins
    Exploring the science behind phenomena of the natural world, from the big bang to evolution.

    Magic takes many forms. Supernatural magic is what our ancestors used in order to explain the world before they developed the scientific method. The ancient Egyptians explained the night by ... (Goodreads)

  42. The Holographic Universe

    by Michael Talbot
    A mind-bending exploration of the theory that the universe is a hologram, and how this could explain paranormal phenomena.

    “In The Holographic Universe, Michael Talbot argues nothing less than that the universe is itself one giant hologram. Mr. Talbot thus explains out-of-body experiences, quantum-theory problems, the ... (Barnes & Noble)

  43. Six Not-So-Easy Pieces: Einstein's Relativity, Symmetry, and Space-Time

    by Richard P. Feynman
    Feynman's lectures on Einstein's theory of relativity, symmetry, and space-time, presented in a way that is accessible to non-scientists.

    No twentieth-century American scientist is better known to a wider spectrum of people than Richard P. Feynman (1918-1988) — physicist, teacher, author, and cultural icon. His autobiographies and ... (Barnes & Noble)

  44. Parallel Worlds: A Journey through Creation, Higher Dimensions, and the Future of the Cosmos

    by Michio Kaku
    An exploration of the universe, its dimensions, and the possibilities of the future.

    In this thrilling journey into the mysteries of our cosmos, bestselling author Michio Kaku takes us on a dizzying ride to explore black holes and time machines, multidimensional space and, most ... (Goodreads)

  45. Timescape

    by Gregory Benford
    Scientists send a message back in time to warn of ecological disaster, but the message may not be received in time to prevent it.

    The story is written from two viewpoints, equidistant from the novel's publication in 1980. The first thread is set in a 1998 ravaged by ecological disasters such as algal blooms and diebacks on the ... (Wikipedia)

  46. Dancing Wu Li Masters: An Overview of the New Physics

    by Gary Zukav
    An exploration of the emergent theories of quantum physics, and their implications for our understanding of reality.

    Gary Zukav has written "the Bible" for those who are curious about the mind-expanding discoveries of advanced physics, but who have no scientific background. Like a Wu Li Master who would teach us ... (Goodreads)

  47. Relativity: The Special and the General Theory

    by Albert Einstein
    An exploration of the laws of relativity and their implications on science and philosophy.

    An accesible version of Einstein's masterpiece of theory, written by the genius himself According to Einstein himself, this book is intended "to give an exact insight into the theory of Relativity to ... (Goodreads)

  48. The Illustrated A Brief History of Time/The Universe in a Nutshell

    by Stephen Hawking
    A visually stunning guide to the history of the universe, from the Big Bang to black holes and beyond.

    A pairing of two classic science texts by one of the greatest minds of our time. For the The Illustrated A Brief History of Time , expanded from its original publication in 1988, Professor Stephen ... (Barnes & Noble)

  49. The Feynman Lectures on Physics

    by Richard P. Feynman
    A collection of lectures on physics by Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman, covering topics from mechanics to quantum mechanics.

    The revised edition of Feynman's legendary lectures includes extensive corrections and updates collated by Feynman and his colleagues. A new foreword by Kip Thorne, the current Richard Feynman ... (Goodreads)

  50. Wizard: The Life and Times of Nikola Tesla: Biography of a Genius

    by Marc J. Seifer
    A comprehensive biography of the brilliant inventor Nikola Tesla, detailing his life, work, and legacy.

    Nikola Tesla (1856-1943), credited as the inspiration for radio, robots, and even radar, has been called the patron saint of modern electricity. Based on original material and previously unavailable ... (Goodreads)

  51. Diaspora

    by Greg Egan
    A group of post-human beings, known as "polises," explore the universe and grapple with the meaning of existence.

    Diaspora begins with a description of "orphanogenesis", the birthing of a citizen without any ancestors (the majority of citizens descend from fleshers uploaded at some point), and the subsequent ... (Wikipedia)

  52. The Fractal Prince

    by Hannu Rajaniemi
    A mind-bending sci-fi novel set in a post-human future where reality is malleable and the boundaries between virtual and physical worlds blur.

    After the events of, The Quantum Thief, , Jean le Flambeur and Mieli are on their way to Earth. Jean is trying to open the Schrödinger's Box he retrieved from the memory palace on the Oubliette. ... (Wikipedia)

  53. The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos

    by Brian Greene
    A groundbreaking exploration of the multiple universes that may exist beyond our own.

    From the best-selling author of, The Elegant Universe, and, The Fabric of the Cosmos, comes his most expansive and accessible book to date—a book that takes on the grandest question: Is ours the only ... (Goodreads)

  54. Black Holes and Baby Universes and Other Essays

    by Stephen Hawking
    A collection of essays exploring the mysteries of the universe and its implications for humanity.

    NY Times bestseller. 13 extraordinary essays shed new light on the mysteries of the universe & on one of the most brilliant thinkers of our time. In his phenomenal bestseller A Brief History of Time ... (Goodreads)

  55. The Divine Matrix: Bridging Time, Space, Miracles, and Belief

    by Gregg Braden
    A scientific exploration of the interconnectedness of all things, bridging science and spirituality to reveal the power of our beliefs.

    Between 1993 and 2000, a series of groundbreaking experiments revealed dramatic evidence of a web of energy that connects everything in our lives and our world— the Divine Matrix . From the healing ... (Goodreads)

  56. The Trouble with Physics: The Rise of String Theory, the Fall of a Science and What Comes Next

    by Lee Smolin
    Critique of the current state of theoretical physics, focusing on the limitations and failures of string theory.

    In this groundbreaking book, the renowned theoretical physicist Lee Smolin argues that physics—the basis for all other sciences—has lost its way. For more than two centuries, our understanding of the ... (Goodreads)

  57. QED: The Strange Theory of Light and Matter

    by Richard P. Feynman
    Exploring the wave-particle duality of light and matter, and their implications for our understanding of the universe.

    Famous the world over for the creative brilliance of his insights into the physical world, Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman also possessed an extraordinary talent for explaining ... (Goodreads)

  58. In Search of Schrödinger's Cat: Quantum Physics and Reality

    by John Gribbin
    Exploring the mysterious implications of quantum physics and its potential for understanding the universe.

    It is so shocking that Einstein could not bring himself to accept it. It is so important that it provides the fundamental underpinning of all modern sciences. Without it, we'd have no nuclear power ... (Goodreads)

  59. On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein

    by Jennifer Berne
    A beautifully illustrated biography of Albert Einstein, highlighting his curiosity and imagination that led to his groundbreaking discoveries.

    A boy rides a bicycle down a dusty road. But in his mind, he envisions himself traveling at a speed beyond imagining, on a beam of light. This brilliant mind will one day offer up some of the most ... (Goodreads)

  60. The Character of Physical Law

    by Richard P. Feynman
    A collection of lectures by Nobel Prize-winning physicist Richard Feynman, exploring the fundamental laws of physics and their impact on our understanding of the universe.

    In the Messenger Lectures, originally delivered at Cornell University & recorded for TV by the BBC, Feynman offers an overview of selected physical laws & gathers their common features into one broad ... (Goodreads)

  61. The Making of the Atomic Bomb

    by Richard Rhodes
    Historical narrative of the scientists and engineers who developed the atomic bomb.

    Here for the first time, in rich, human, political, and scientific detail, is the complete story of how the bomb was developed, from the turn-of-the-century discovery of the vast energy locked inside ... (Goodreads)

  62. Bounce: Mozart, Federer, Picasso, Beckham, and the Science of Success

    by Matthew Syed
    The book explores the concept of talent and how it is developed through hard work, practice, and a growth mindset.

    In the vein of the international bestselling Freakonomics , award-winning journalist Matthew Syed reveals the hidden clues to success—in sports, business, school, and just about anything else that ... (Goodreads)

  63. Tesla: Man Out of Time

    by Margaret Cheney
    Biography of Nikola Tesla, the brilliant inventor and engineer who revolutionized the field of electrical engineering and power transmission.

    In this “informative and delightful” ( American Scientist ) biography, Margaret Cheney explores the brilliant and prescient mind of Nikola Tesla, one of the twentieth century’s greatest scientists ... (Goodreads)

  64. The Currents of Space

    by Isaac Asimov
    A man with no memory is found on a distant planet, leading to a conspiracy that threatens the entire galaxy.

    The story takes place in the context of Trantor 's rise from a large regional power to a galaxy-wide empire , unifying millions of worlds. The approximate date is around the year 11,000 AD ... (Wikipedia)

  65. Beacon 23

    by Hugh Howey
    A thrilling sci-fi adventure of a lone space signal operator, unraveling a mystery in the depths of space.

    For centuries, men and women have manned lighthouses to ensure the safe passage of ships. It is a lonely job, and a thankless one for the most part. Until something goes wrong. Until a ship is in ... (Goodreads)

  66. Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey Through Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and the Tenth Dimension

    by Michio Kaku
    A journey into the unknown, exploring the possibilities of the mysterious world of higher dimensions.

    Are there other dimensions beyond those of our everyday experience? Are there gateways to parallel universes? What happened before the first day of Creation? These types of questions are at the ... (Goodreads)

  67. Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World

    by Mark Miodownik
    In-depth exploration of everyday materials and their properties, revealing their importance in our lives.

    An adventure deep inside the everyday materials that surround us, packed with surprising stories and fascinating science. Why is glass see-through? What makes elastic stretchy? Why does a paper clip ... (Goodreads)

  68. The Black Hole War: My Battle with Stephen Hawking to Make the World Safe for Quantum Mechanics

    by Leonard Susskind
    A physicist's account of his debate with Stephen Hawking over the nature of black holes and the implications for quantum mechanics.

    What happens when something is sucked into a black hole? Does it disappear? Three decades ago, a young physicist named Stephen Hawking claimed it did, and in doing so put at risk everything we know ... (Goodreads)

  69. The Physics of Star Trek

    by Lawrence M. Krauss
    Examines the scientific concepts behind the popular TV series, exploring the possibilities and limitations of space travel and futuristic technologies.

    What exactly "warps" when you are traveling at warp speed? What is the difference between the holodeck and a hologram? What happens when you get beamed up? Are time loops really possible, and can I ... (Goodreads)

  70. The First Three Minutes: A Modern View of the Origin of the Universe

    by Steven Weinberg
    A comprehensive explanation of the first three minutes after the Big Bang, exploring the origins of the universe and its fundamental particles.

    A Nobel Prize-winning physicist explains what happened at the very beginning of the universe, and how we know, in this popular science classic. Our universe has been growing for nearly 14 billion ... (Goodreads)

  71. Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space

    by Carl Sagan
    Reflection on humanity's place in the universe, and its responsibility to protect life on Earth.

    Pulitzer Prize-winning author Carl Sagan traces our exploration of space and suggests that our very survival may depend on the wise use of other worlds. This stirring book reveals how scientific ... (Goodreads)

  72. Einstein: His Life and Universe

    by Walter Isaacson
    A comprehensive biography of Albert Einstein, exploring his personal life, scientific achievements, and impact on the world.

    Einstein was a rebel and nonconformist from boyhood days, and these character traits drove both his life and his science. In this narrative, Walter Isaacson explains how his mind worked and the ... (Goodreads)

  73. Isaac Newton

    by James Gleick
    A biography of the life and work of Isaac Newton, one of the most influential scientists in history.

    Isaac Newton was born in a stone farmhouse in 1642, fatherless and unwanted by his mother. When he died in London in 1727 he was so renowned he was given a state funeral—an unheard-of honor for a ... (Goodreads)

  74. Radioactive: Marie and Pierre Curie, A Tale of Love and Fallout

    by Lauren Redniss
    A graphic novel biography of Marie and Pierre Curie, their love, and their discovery of radioactivity.

    NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE directed by Marjane Sartrapi, starring Rosamund Pike and Sam Riley. NATIONAL BOOK AWARD FINIALIST. “Vivid and ethereal” ,–New York Times, “Radioactive is quite unlike any ... (Barnes & Noble)

  75. The Theory of Everything: The Origin and Fate of the Universe

    by Stephen Hawking
    Examining the laws of the universe and the search for a unifying theory.

    Stephen Hawking is widely believed to be one of the world’s greatest minds, a brilliant theoretical physicist whose work helped reconfigure models of the universe and define what’s in it. Imagine ... (Barnes & Noble)

  76. Nikola Tesla: Imagination and the Man That Invented the 20th Century

    by Sean Patrick
    A narrative of the life and inventions of the renowned scientist, Nikola Tesla.

    If you want to learn about one of history’s most fascinating minds and uncover some of his secrets of imagination—secrets that enabled him to invent machines light years ahead of his time and ... (Goodreads)

  77. Dark Matter

    by Blake Crouch
    A man is taken on a journey through alternate universes, as he struggles to get back to his family.

    Jason Dessen is walking home through the chilly Chicago streets one night, looking forward to a quiet evening in front of the fireplace with his wife, Daniela, and their son, Charlie—when his reality ... (Goodreads)

  78. Six Easy Pieces: Essentials of Physics By Its Most Brilliant Teacher

    by Richard P. Feynman
    Exploring the fundamentals of physics, from the perspective of one of the greatest minds of the 20th century.

    Six Easy Pieces: Essentials of Physics Explained by Its Most Brilliant Teacher is a publishing first. This set couples a book containing the six easiest chapters from Richard P. Feynman's landmark ... (Goodreads)

  79. Reality Is Not What It Seems: The Journey to Quantum Gravity

    by Carlo Rovelli
    A journey through the physical world and its underlying reality, from the macro to the micro.

    From the best-selling author of, Seven Brief Lessons on Physics, comes a new book about the mind-bending nature of the universe What are time and space made of? Where does matter come from? And what ... (Goodreads)

  80. The Universe in a Nutshell

    by Stephen Hawking
    A concise and accessible explanation of the most complex theories in physics, from the Big Bang to black holes.

    Stephen Hawking’s phenomenal, multimillion-copy bestseller, A Brief History of Time, introduced the ideas of this brilliant theoretical physicist to readers all over the world. Now, in a major ... (Goodreads)

  81. Tau Zero

    by Poul Anderson
    A spaceship's crew hurtles through space, experiencing time dilation and facing the possibility of never returning home.

    Tau Zero follows the crew of the starship, Leonora Christine, , a colonization vessel crewed by 25 men and 25 women aiming to reach the nearby star Beta Virginis . The ship is powered by a Bussard ... (Wikipedia)

  82. Dragon's Egg

    by Robert L. Forward
    A human mission to a neutron star discovers an alien civilization on the surface of a rapidly rotating egg-shaped object.

    Half a million years ago and 50 light-years from Earth, a star in the constellation Draco turns supernova , and the star's remnant becomes a neutron star . The radiation from the explosion causes ... (Wikipedia)

  83. The Integral Trees

    by Larry Niven
    In a gas torus orbiting a neutron star, humans live in a strange world of zero gravity and bizarre flora and fauna.

    Twenty astronauts aboard an interstellar "ramship" colonized the Smoke Ring five hundred years before the story begins. Their descendants have adapted their cultures to the free-fall environment. ... (Wikipedia)

  84. آينشتين والنسبية

    by مصطفى محمود

    يحاول دكتور مصطفى محمود - رحمه الله - بأسلوبه المعروف بالسهولة والمنطقية الشديدة في فهم النظرية النسبية لأينشتين بحيث تناسب فهم وإدراك عامة الناس .. في اعتراض شديد منه على قصر المعلومات على عدد قليل ... (Goodreads)

  85. Death from the Skies!: These Are the Ways the World Will End...

    by Philip Plait
    A humorous yet informative guide to the various ways the universe can kill us all.

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