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# Popular Physics Books

Popular Physics Books
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The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory (Paperback)

by Brian Greene (shelved 512 times as

avg rating 4.07 — 18,088 ratings — published 1999

by Brian Greene (shelved 512 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.07 — 18,088 ratings — published 1999

The Fabric of the Cosmos (Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality)

by Brian Greene (shelved 308 times as

avg rating 4.10 — 33,218 ratings — published 2003

by Brian Greene (shelved 308 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.10 — 33,218 ratings — published 2003

Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! (Paperback)

by Richard P. Feynman (shelved 281 times as

avg rating 4.30 — 93,061 ratings — published 1985

by Richard P. Feynman (shelved 281 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.30 — 93,061 ratings — published 1985

Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration into the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation, and Time Travel (Hardcover)

by Michio Kaku (shelved 236 times as

avg rating 4.06 — 34,227 ratings — published 2008

by Michio Kaku (shelved 236 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.06 — 34,227 ratings — published 2008

The Grand Design (Hardcover)

by Stephen Hawking (shelved 233 times as

avg rating 3.97 — 64,378 ratings — published 2010

by Stephen Hawking (shelved 233 times as

*physics*)avg rating 3.97 — 64,378 ratings — published 2010

QED: The Strange Theory of Light and Matter (Paperback)

by Richard P. Feynman (shelved 226 times as

avg rating 4.21 — 14,509 ratings — published 1985

by Richard P. Feynman (shelved 226 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.21 — 14,509 ratings — published 1985

Six Easy Pieces: Essentials of Physics By Its Most Brilliant Teacher (Paperback)

by Richard P. Feynman (shelved 219 times as

avg rating 4.21 — 15,319 ratings — published 1963

by Richard P. Feynman (shelved 219 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.21 — 15,319 ratings — published 1963

The Feynman Lectures on Physics (Hardcover)

by Richard P. Feynman (shelved 197 times as

avg rating 4.58 — 8,930 ratings — published 1964

by Richard P. Feynman (shelved 197 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.58 — 8,930 ratings — published 1964

The Universe in a Nutshell (Hardcover)

by Stephen Hawking (shelved 181 times as

avg rating 4.10 — 28,780 ratings — published 2001

by Stephen Hawking (shelved 181 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.10 — 28,780 ratings — published 2001

Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey through Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and the Tenth Dimension (Paperback)

by Michio Kaku (shelved 179 times as

avg rating 4.09 — 19,819 ratings — published 1993

by Michio Kaku (shelved 179 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.09 — 19,819 ratings — published 1993

The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos (Hardcover)

by Brian Greene (shelved 170 times as

avg rating 4.05 — 19,057 ratings — published 2010

by Brian Greene (shelved 170 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.05 — 19,057 ratings — published 2010

In Search of Schrödinger's Cat: Quantum Physics and Reality (Paperback)

by John Gribbin (shelved 161 times as

avg rating 3.97 — 16,085 ratings — published 1984

by John Gribbin (shelved 161 times as

*physics*)avg rating 3.97 — 16,085 ratings — published 1984

Cosmos (Paperback)

by Carl Sagan (shelved 160 times as

avg rating 4.35 — 82,523 ratings — published 1980

by Carl Sagan (shelved 160 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.35 — 82,523 ratings — published 1980

The Road to Reality: A Complete Guide to the Laws of the Universe (Paperback)

by Roger Penrose (shelved 146 times as

avg rating 4.04 — 7,269 ratings — published 2004

by Roger Penrose (shelved 146 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.04 — 7,269 ratings — published 2004

A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather Than Nothing (Hardcover)

by Lawrence M. Krauss (shelved 141 times as

avg rating 3.92 — 28,158 ratings — published 2012

by Lawrence M. Krauss (shelved 141 times as

*physics*)avg rating 3.92 — 28,158 ratings — published 2012

Parallel Worlds: A Journey Through Creation, Higher Dimensions, and the Future of the Cosmos (Paperback)

by Michio Kaku (shelved 135 times as

avg rating 4.16 — 18,666 ratings — published 2004

by Michio Kaku (shelved 135 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.16 — 18,666 ratings — published 2004

Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries (Paperback)

by Neil deGrasse Tyson (shelved 127 times as

avg rating 4.09 — 721 ratings — published 2006

by Neil deGrasse Tyson (shelved 127 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.09 — 721 ratings — published 2006

The Trouble with Physics: The Rise of String Theory, the Fall of a Science and What Comes Next (Hardcover)

by Lee Smolin (shelved 125 times as

avg rating 3.95 — 8,639 ratings — published 2006

by Lee Smolin (shelved 125 times as

*physics*)avg rating 3.95 — 8,639 ratings — published 2006

A Briefer History of Time (Hardcover)

by Stephen Hawking (shelved 122 times as

avg rating 4.14 — 24,145 ratings — published 1988

by Stephen Hawking (shelved 122 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.14 — 24,145 ratings — published 1988

The Character of Physical Law (Hardcover)

by Richard P. Feynman (shelved 117 times as

avg rating 4.32 — 4,219 ratings — published 1964

by Richard P. Feynman (shelved 117 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.32 — 4,219 ratings — published 1964

A Short History of Nearly Everything (Paperback)

by Bill Bryson (shelved 113 times as

avg rating 4.17 — 221,926 ratings — published 2003

by Bill Bryson (shelved 113 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.17 — 221,926 ratings — published 2003

Six Not-So-Easy Pieces: Einstein's Relativity, Symmetry, and Space-Time (Paperback)

by Richard P. Feynman (shelved 113 times as

avg rating 4.19 — 7,136 ratings — published 1963

by Richard P. Feynman (shelved 113 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.19 — 7,136 ratings — published 1963

What Do You Care What Other People Think? (Paperback)

by Richard P. Feynman (shelved 109 times as

avg rating 4.31 — 19,642 ratings — published 1988

by Richard P. Feynman (shelved 109 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.31 — 19,642 ratings — published 1988

Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100 (Hardcover)

by Michio Kaku (shelved 100 times as

avg rating 3.97 — 15,292 ratings — published 2010

by Michio Kaku (shelved 100 times as

*physics*)avg rating 3.97 — 15,292 ratings — published 2010

Introduction to Electrodynamics (Hardcover)

by David J. Griffiths (shelved 92 times as

avg rating 4.16 — 2,495 ratings — published 1981

by David J. Griffiths (shelved 92 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.16 — 2,495 ratings — published 1981

Black Holes and Baby Universes (Paperback)

by Stephen Hawking (shelved 91 times as

avg rating 4.08 — 11,702 ratings — published 1983

by Stephen Hawking (shelved 91 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.08 — 11,702 ratings — published 1983

Chaos: The Making of a New Science (Paperback)

by James Gleick (shelved 90 times as

avg rating 3.97 — 27,676 ratings — published 1987

by James Gleick (shelved 90 times as

*physics*)avg rating 3.97 — 27,676 ratings — published 1987

Genius: The Life and Science of Richard Feynman (Paperback)

by James Gleick (shelved 88 times as

avg rating 4.17 — 19,332 ratings — published 1992

by James Gleick (shelved 88 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.17 — 19,332 ratings — published 1992

Einstein: His Life and Universe (Hardcover)

by Walter Isaacson (shelved 86 times as

avg rating 4.04 — 166,242 ratings — published 2007

by Walter Isaacson (shelved 86 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.04 — 166,242 ratings — published 2007

The Black Hole War: My Battle with Stephen Hawking to Make the World Safe for Quantum Mechanics (Hardcover)

by Leonard Susskind (shelved 82 times as

avg rating 4.03 — 6,126 ratings — published 2008

by Leonard Susskind (shelved 82 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.03 — 6,126 ratings — published 2008

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

by Brian Cox (shelved 81 times as

avg rating 3.97 — 6,606 ratings — published 2009

by Brian Cox (shelved 81 times as

*physics*)avg rating 3.97 — 6,606 ratings — published 2009

The First Three Minutes: A Modern View Of The Origin Of The Universe (Paperback)

by Steven Weinberg (shelved 80 times as

avg rating 4.03 — 8,154 ratings — published 1977

by Steven Weinberg (shelved 80 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.03 — 8,154 ratings — published 1977

Dancing Wu Li Masters: An Overview of the New Physics (Perennial Classics)

by Gary Zukav (shelved 78 times as

avg rating 3.99 — 9,257 ratings — published 1979

by Gary Zukav (shelved 78 times as

*physics*)avg rating 3.99 — 9,257 ratings — published 1979

The Physics of Star Trek (Paperback)

by Lawrence M. Krauss (shelved 75 times as

avg rating 3.79 — 5,365 ratings — published 1995

by Lawrence M. Krauss (shelved 75 times as

*physics*)avg rating 3.79 — 5,365 ratings — published 1995

Big Bang: The Origin of the Universe (Paperback)

by Simon Singh (shelved 73 times as

avg rating 4.12 — 15,673 ratings — published 2004

by Simon Singh (shelved 73 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.12 — 15,673 ratings — published 2004

The Pleasure of Finding Things Out: The Best Short Works of Richard P. Feynman (Paperback)

by Richard P. Feynman (shelved 73 times as

avg rating 4.28 — 8,693 ratings — published 1999

by Richard P. Feynman (shelved 73 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.28 — 8,693 ratings — published 1999

Introduction to Quantum Mechanics (Hardcover)

by David J. Griffiths (shelved 71 times as

avg rating 4.13 — 1,302 ratings — published 1994

by David J. Griffiths (shelved 71 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.13 — 1,302 ratings — published 1994

Black Holes and Time Warps: Einstein's Outrageous Legacy (Paperback)

by Kip S. Thorne (shelved 71 times as

avg rating 4.13 — 7,181 ratings — published 1994

by Kip S. Thorne (shelved 71 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.13 — 7,181 ratings — published 1994

Warped Passages: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Universe's Hidden Dimensions (Paperback)

by Lisa Randall (shelved 68 times as

avg rating 3.87 — 4,425 ratings — published 2005

by Lisa Randall (shelved 68 times as

*physics*)avg rating 3.87 — 4,425 ratings — published 2005

The Particle at the End of the Universe: How the Hunt for the Higgs Boson Leads Us to the Edge of a New World (Hardcover)

by Sean Carroll (Goodreads Author) (shelved 67 times as

avg rating 4.04 — 2,675 ratings — published 2012

by Sean Carroll (Goodreads Author) (shelved 67 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.04 — 2,675 ratings — published 2012

From Eternity to Here: The Quest for the Ultimate Theory of Time (Hardcover)

by Sean Carroll (Goodreads Author) (shelved 67 times as

avg rating 3.93 — 5,022 ratings — published 2009

by Sean Carroll (Goodreads Author) (shelved 67 times as

*physics*)avg rating 3.93 — 5,022 ratings — published 2009

The 4 Percent Universe: Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and the Race to Discover the Rest of Reality (Hardcover)

by Richard Panek (shelved 65 times as

avg rating 3.78 — 5,625 ratings — published 2010

by Richard Panek (shelved 65 times as

*physics*)avg rating 3.78 — 5,625 ratings — published 2010

The Theory of Everything: The Origin and Fate of the Universe (Hardcover)

by Stephen Hawking (shelved 63 times as

avg rating 3.98 — 5,683 ratings — published 1983

by Stephen Hawking (shelved 63 times as

*physics*)avg rating 3.98 — 5,683 ratings — published 1983

Three Roads To Quantum Gravity (Paperback)

by Lee Smolin (shelved 62 times as

avg rating 4.05 — 2,895 ratings — published 2000

by Lee Smolin (shelved 62 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.05 — 2,895 ratings — published 2000

Quantum: Einstein, Bohr and the Great Debate About the Nature of Reality (Paperback)

by Manjit Kumar (shelved 61 times as

avg rating 4.13 — 6,506 ratings — published 2007

by Manjit Kumar (shelved 61 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.13 — 6,506 ratings — published 2007

The Quantum Universe: Everything That Can Happen Does Happen (Hardcover)

by Brian Cox (shelved 59 times as

avg rating 3.77 — 3,504 ratings — published 2011

by Brian Cox (shelved 59 times as

*physics*)avg rating 3.77 — 3,504 ratings — published 2011

Physics and Philosophy: The Revolution in Modern Science (Paperback)

by Werner Heisenberg (shelved 58 times as

avg rating 3.98 — 2,331 ratings — published 1958

by Werner Heisenberg (shelved 58 times as

*physics*)avg rating 3.98 — 2,331 ratings — published 1958

The Fabric of Reality: The Science of Parallel Universes--and Its Implications (Paperback)

by David Deutsch (shelved 58 times as

avg rating 4.08 — 3,520 ratings — published 1997

by David Deutsch (shelved 58 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.08 — 3,520 ratings — published 1997

The Strangest Man: The Hidden Life of Paul Dirac, Mystic of the Atom (Hardcover)

by Graham Farmelo (shelved 54 times as

avg rating 4.07 — 4,603 ratings — published 2009

by Graham Farmelo (shelved 54 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.07 — 4,603 ratings — published 2009

The Making of the Atomic Bomb (Paperback)

by Richard Rhodes (shelved 54 times as

avg rating 4.29 — 19,189 ratings — published 1986

by Richard Rhodes (shelved 54 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.29 — 19,189 ratings — published 1986

“The death of God left the angels in a strange position.”

― Donald Barthelme

― Donald Barthelme

“There is a philosophy that says that if something is unobservable -- unobservable in principle -- it is not part of science. If there is no way to falsify or confirm a hypothesis, it belongs to the realm of metaphysical speculation, together with astrology and spiritualism. By that standard, most of the universe has no scientific reality -- it's just a figment of our imaginations.”

― Leonard Susskind,

― Leonard Susskind,

*The Black Hole War: My Battle with Stephen Hawking to Make the World Safe for Quantum Mechanics*
Everything is Energy; Energy in Motion, Energy Changing Form

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