Top 10 Best Books to Read in Physics - August 2021

Here are our top ten recommendations if you are looking for the best books to read in Physics. We have made sure our list is diverse to cater to the interests of different types of readers.

1. Why Does E=mc2?: (And Why Should We Care?)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Physics - August 2021

The international bestseller: an introduction to the theory of relativity by the eminent physicists Brian Cox and Jeff Forshaw What does E=mc2 actually mean? Dr. Brian Cox and Professor Jeff Forshaw go on a journey to the frontier of twenty-first century science to unpack Einstein's famous equation. Explaining and simplifying notions of energy, mass, and light-while exploding commonly held misconceptions-they demonstrate how the structure of nature itself is contained within this equation. Along the way, we visit the site of one of the largest scientific experiments ever conducted: the now-famous Large Hadron Collider, a gigantic particle accelerator capable of re-creating conditions that existed fractions of a second after the Big Bang. A collaboration between one of the youngest professors in the United Kingdom and a distinguished popular physicist, Why Does E=mc2? is one of the most exciting and accessible explanations of the theory of relativity.

  • Author: Brian Cox
  • Publisher: Da Capo Press; Special edition (July 14, 2009)
  • Genre: Kindle Store, Kindle eBooks, Science & Math


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Top 10 Best Books to Read in Physics - August 2021

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  • Author: Composition Notebook Patty
  • Publisher: Independently published (September 4, 2019)
  • Genre: Law, Business
  • ISBN: 978-1690922773
  • Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.23 x 11 inches


3. Brief Answers to the Big Questions

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Physics - August 2021

Number-one New York Times best seller The world-famous cosmologist and author of A Brief History of Time leaves us with his final thoughts on the biggest questions facing humankind. "Hawking’s parting gift to humanity...a book every thinking person worried about humanity’s future should read." ( NPR ) Named one of the best books of the year by The Guardian and Wired Stephen Hawking was the most renowned scientist since Einstein, known both for his groundbreaking work in physics and cosmology and for his mischievous sense of humor. He educated millions of readers about the origins of the universe and the nature of black holes, and inspired millions more by defying a terrifying early prognosis of ALS, which originally gave him only two years to live. In later life he could communicate only by using a few facial muscles, but he continued to advance his field and serve as a revered voice on social and humanitarian issues. Hawking not only unraveled some of the universe's greatest mysteries but also believed science plays a critical role in fixing problems here on Earth. Now, as we face immense challenges on our planet - including climate change, the threat of nuclear war, and the development of artificial intelligence - he turns his attention to the most urgent issues facing us. Will humanity survive? Should we colonize space? Does God exist? These are just a few of the questions Hawking addresses in this wide-ranging, passionately argued final book from one of the greatest minds in history. Featuring a foreword by Eddie Redmayne, who won an Oscar playing Stephen Hawking, an introduction by Nobel Laureate Kip Thorne, and an afterword from Hawking's daughter, Lucy, Brief Answers to the Big Questions is a brilliant last message to the world. Praise for Brief Answers to the Big Questions : "Hawking is a symbol of the soaring power of the human mind." ( The Washington Post ) "Hawking's final message to a hopeful one." (CNN) "Brisk, lucid peeks into the future of science and of humanity." ( The Wall Street Journal ) "Hawking pulls no punches on subjects like machines taking over, the biggest threat to Earth, and the possibilities of intelligent life in space." ( Quartz ) "Effortlessly instructive, absorbing, up to the minute and - where it matters - witty." ( The Guardian )  "This beautiful little book is a fitting last twinkle from a new star in the firmament above." ( The Telegraph )

  • Author: Stephen Hawking
  • Genre: Audible Books & Originals, Science & Engineering, Science, Astronomy & Space Science, Astronomy


4. The Making of the Atomic Bomb: 25th Anniversary Edition

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Physics - August 2021

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 the atom to the dropping of the first bombs on Japan. Few great discoveries have evolved so swiftly - or have been so misunderstood. From the theoretical discussions of nuclear energy to the bright glare of Trinity, there was a span of hardly more than 25 years. What began as merely an interesting speculative problem in physics grew into the Manhattan Project and then into the bomb with frightening rapidity, while scientists known only to their peers - Szilard, Teller, Oppenheimer, Bohr, Meitner, Fermi, Lawrence, and yon Neumann - stepped from their ivory towers into the limelight. Richard Rhodes takes us on that journey step by step, minute by minute, and gives us the definitive story of man's most awesome discovery and invention. The Making of the Atomic Bomb has been compared in its sweep and importance to William L. Shirer's The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich . It is at once a narrative tour de force and a document as powerful as its subject.

  • Author: Richard Rhodes
  • Genre: History, Military, Weapons & Warfare, Nuclear


5. Behold a Pale Horse

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Physics - August 2021

Bill Cooper, former United States Naval Intelligence Briefing Team member, reveals information that remains hidden from the public eye. This information has been kept in topsecret government files since the 1940s. His audiences hear the truth unfold as he writes about the assassination of John F. Kennedy, the war on drugs, the secret government, and UFOs. Bill is a lucid, rational, and powerful speaker whose intent is to inform and to empower his audience. Standing room only is normal. His presentation and information transcend partisan affiliations as he clearly addresses issues in a way that has a striking impact on listeners of all backgrounds and interests. He has spoken to many groups throughout the United States and has appeared regularly on many radio talk shows and on television. In 1988 Bill decided to "talk" due to events then taking place worldwide, events that he had seen plans for back in the early 1970s. Bill correctly predicted the lowering of the Iron Curtain, the fall of the Berlin Wall, and the invasion of Panama. All Bill's predictions were on record well before the events occurred. Bill is not a psychic. His information comes from top secret documents that he read while with the Intelligence Briefing Team and from over seventeen years of research.Revised edition excludes the hateful forgery Protocols of the Elders of Zion. Had Mr. Cooper known it was a forgery, he would never have included it in his book.

  • Author: Milton William Cooper
  • Publisher: Light Technology Publishing (December 1, 1991)
  • Genre: Politics & Social Sciences, Politics & Government
  • ISBN: 978-0929385228
  • Dimensions: 5.9 x 1.2 x 8.9 inches


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

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Physics - August 2021

Richard Dawkins, the world’s most famous evolutionary biologist, presents a gorgeously lucid, science book examining some of the nature’s most fundamental questions both from a mythical and scientific perspective. Science is our most precise and powerful tool for making sense of the world. Before we developed the scientific method, we created rich mythologies to explain the unknown. The pressing questions that primitive men and women asked are the same ones we ask as children. Who was the first person? What is the sun? Why is there night and day? The myths that address these questions are beautiful, but in every case their beauty is exceeded by the scientific truth. With characteristic clarity and verve, Dawkins answers these big questions. Looking first at some of the myths that arose to answer the question, he then, dazzles us with the facts. He looks at the building blocks of matter, the first humans, the sun - explaining the life and death of stars; why there’s a night and a day - ranging from our solar system to the inner workings of our planet; what a rainbow really is—going from the rainbow in your backyard to the age of the universe; and finally, he poses a question that still baffles scientists: When did everything begin?

  • Author: Richard Dawkins
  • Genre: Audible Books & Originals, Science & Engineering, Science, History & Philosophy, Philosophy


7. Would You Rather? Made You Think! Edition: Answer Hilarious Questions and Win the Game of Wits (A Laugh and Think Book)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Physics - August 2021

Enjoy hours of laughter with hilarious questions for kids that get harder as the book goes on. Who will win the competition for the best answers? Who will outsmart everyone? Laugh and learn with 160+ questions designed to make kids giggle, think, and figure out who's the wittiest (and silliest) of all! Would You Rather? Made You Think! Edition provides endless hours of fun for eight- to twelve-year-olds who love a challenge--and a good laugh. Would You Rather? Made You Think! features:    •    Learning through play. Kids will exercise their brains with these either/or scenarios that make them think creatively, use their imagination, and pull together facts quickly.    •    Family time away from screens . 160+ age-appropriate questions, ranging from the mind-boggling to the totally gross.    •    An exciting game for competitive kids . Try to outsmart family and friends with the most creative answer.    •    Levels organized by difficulty. As kids complete the levels, the next questions get harder.    •    Lots of laughs! The questions are funny; kids can make the answers even funnier!    •    Perfect for road trips, camping trips, restaurants, sleepovers, and dinner conversations.    •    Classroom fun. These questions can be used to increase student engagement, practice reading and writing comprehension, promote critical thinking skills, and create a fun classroom environment!

  • Author: Lindsey Daly
  • Publisher: Zeitgeist (August 18, 2020)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Activities, Crafts & Games
  • ISBN: 978-0593196793
  • Dimensions: 5 x 0.3 x 8 inches


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

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Physics - August 2021

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 documents, this acclaimed book is the definitive biography of the man considered by many to be the founding father of modern electrical technology. Among Tesla's creations were the channeling of alternating current, fluorescent and neon lighting, wireless telegraphy, and the giant turbines that harnessed the power of Niagara Falls.

  • Author: Marc J. Seifer
  • Genre: Engineering & Transportation, Engineering, Reference, History


9. Baby University Board Book Set: A Science for Toddlers Board Book Set (Science Gifts for Kids) (Baby University Board Book Sets)

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Physics - August 2021

The perfect science baby gift for your future genius! The bestselling Baby University baby board book set includes educational books for toddlers written by an expert that features colorful, simple introductions to scientific principles for babies. Its approach to early learning is beloved by kids and grownups! Included in this Four-Book Set: Quantum Physics for Babies Rocket Science for Babies General Relativity for Babies Newtonian Physics for Babies This baby board book set is the perfect way to introduce basic scientific concepts and STEM to even the youngest scientist and makes a wonderful newborn baby gift! If you're looking for other STEM-minded boss baby toys, books, and gifts, check out the full Baby University series, including ABCs of Biology , Organic Chemistry for Babies , and 8 Little Planets .

  • Author: Chris Ferrie
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Explore (November 28, 2017)
  • Genre: Children's Books, Science, Nature & How It Works
  • ISBN: 978-1492670438


10. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

Top 10 Best Books to Read in Physics - August 2021

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 time? How do we fit within the universe? How does the universe fit within us? There’s no better guide through these mind-expanding questions than acclaimed astrophysicist and best-selling author Neil deGrasse Tyson. But today, few of us have time to contemplate the cosmos. So Tyson brings the universe down to Earth succinctly and clearly, with sparkling wit, in tasty chapters consumable anytime and anywhere in your busy day. While you wait for your morning coffee to brew, for the bus, the train, or a plane to arrive, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry will reveal just what you need to be fluent and ready for the next cosmic headlines: from the Big Bang to black holes, from quarks to quantum mechanics, and from the search for planets to the search for life in the universe.

  • Author: Neil deGrasse Tyson
  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; 1st Edition (May 2, 2017)
  • Genre: History, Americas
  • ISBN: 978-0393609394
  • Dimensions: 7.3 x 4.8 x 0.9 inches