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# Popular Physics Books

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A Brief History of Time (Paperback)

by Stephen Hawking (shelved 693 times as

avg rating 4.08 — 233,279 ratings — published 1987

by Stephen Hawking (shelved 693 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.08 — 233,279 ratings — published 1987

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

by Brian Greene (shelved 580 times as

avg rating 4.05 — 34,469 ratings — published 1999

by Brian Greene (shelved 580 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.05 — 34,469 ratings — published 1999

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

by Brian Greene (shelved 350 times as

avg rating 4.10 — 39,357 ratings — published 2003

by Brian Greene (shelved 350 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.10 — 39,357 ratings — published 2003

Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!: Adventures of a Curious Character (Paperback)

by Richard P. Feynman (shelved 319 times as

avg rating 4.29 — 115,692 ratings — published 1984

by Richard P. Feynman (shelved 319 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.29 — 115,692 ratings — published 1984

The Grand Design (Hardcover)

by Stephen Hawking (shelved 278 times as

avg rating 3.98 — 76,033 ratings — published 2010

by Stephen Hawking (shelved 278 times as

*physics*)avg rating 3.98 — 76,033 ratings — published 2010

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

by Richard P. Feynman (shelved 267 times as

avg rating 4.20 — 18,411 ratings — published 1962

by Richard P. Feynman (shelved 267 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.20 — 18,411 ratings — published 1962

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

by Michio Kaku (shelved 267 times as

avg rating 4.05 — 42,504 ratings — published 2008

by Michio Kaku (shelved 267 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.05 — 42,504 ratings — published 2008

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

by Richard P. Feynman (shelved 257 times as

avg rating 4.20 — 17,334 ratings — published 1985

by Richard P. Feynman (shelved 257 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.20 — 17,334 ratings — published 1985

The Feynman Lectures on Physics (Hardcover)

by Richard P. Feynman (shelved 227 times as

avg rating 4.57 — 11,373 ratings — published 1964

by Richard P. Feynman (shelved 227 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.57 — 11,373 ratings — published 1964

The Universe in a Nutshell (Hardcover)

by Stephen Hawking (shelved 215 times as

avg rating 4.11 — 34,683 ratings — published 2001

by Stephen Hawking (shelved 215 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.11 — 34,683 ratings — published 2001

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

by Brian Greene (shelved 198 times as

avg rating 4.04 — 23,768 ratings — published 2010

by Brian Greene (shelved 198 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.04 — 23,768 ratings — published 2010

Hyperspace (Paperback)

by Michio Kaku (shelved 196 times as

avg rating 4.10 — 23,702 ratings — published 1993

by Michio Kaku (shelved 196 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.10 — 23,702 ratings — published 1993

Cosmos (Paperback)

by Carl Sagan (shelved 179 times as

avg rating 4.36 — 102,610 ratings — published 1980

by Carl Sagan (shelved 179 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.36 — 102,610 ratings — published 1980

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

by John Gribbin (shelved 177 times as

avg rating 3.98 — 18,667 ratings — published 1984

by John Gribbin (shelved 177 times as

*physics*)avg rating 3.98 — 18,667 ratings — published 1984

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

by Roger Penrose (shelved 176 times as

avg rating 4.03 — 9,089 ratings — published 2004

by Roger Penrose (shelved 176 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.03 — 9,089 ratings — published 2004

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

by Lawrence M. Krauss (shelved 171 times as

avg rating 3.91 — 35,897 ratings — published 2012

by Lawrence M. Krauss (shelved 171 times as

*physics*)avg rating 3.91 — 35,897 ratings — published 2012

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

by Michio Kaku (shelved 166 times as

avg rating 4.16 — 23,195 ratings — published 2004

by Michio Kaku (shelved 166 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.16 — 23,195 ratings — published 2004

A Briefer History of Time (Hardcover)

by Stephen Hawking (shelved 145 times as

avg rating 4.16 — 30,482 ratings — published 2001

by Stephen Hawking (shelved 145 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.16 — 30,482 ratings — published 2001

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

by Neil deGrasse Tyson (shelved 140 times as

avg rating 4.08 — 8,417 ratings — published 2006

by Neil deGrasse Tyson (shelved 140 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.08 — 8,417 ratings — published 2006

The Character of Physical Law (Hardcover)

by Richard P. Feynman (shelved 133 times as

avg rating 4.29 — 5,584 ratings — published 1964

by Richard P. Feynman (shelved 133 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.29 — 5,584 ratings — published 1964

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

by Richard P. Feynman (shelved 126 times as

avg rating 4.18 — 8,416 ratings — published 1963

by Richard P. Feynman (shelved 126 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.18 — 8,416 ratings — published 1963

A Short History of Nearly Everything (Paperback)

by Bill Bryson (shelved 124 times as

avg rating 4.16 — 265,227 ratings — published 2003

by Bill Bryson (shelved 124 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.16 — 265,227 ratings — published 2003

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

by Michio Kaku (shelved 120 times as

avg rating 3.98 — 18,776 ratings — published 2011

by Michio Kaku (shelved 120 times as

*physics*)avg rating 3.98 — 18,776 ratings — published 2011

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

by Richard P. Feynman (shelved 120 times as

avg rating 4.29 — 23,498 ratings — published 1988

by Richard P. Feynman (shelved 120 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.29 — 23,498 ratings — published 1988

Black Holes and Baby Universes (Paperback)

by Stephen Hawking (shelved 115 times as

avg rating 4.08 — 15,060 ratings — published 1990

by Stephen Hawking (shelved 115 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.08 — 15,060 ratings — published 1990

Introduction to Electrodynamics (Hardcover)

by David J. Griffiths (shelved 110 times as

avg rating 4.18 — 3,230 ratings — published 1981

by David J. Griffiths (shelved 110 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.18 — 3,230 ratings — published 1981

Chaos: The Making of a New Science (Paperback)

by James Gleick (shelved 108 times as

avg rating 3.97 — 32,174 ratings — published 1987

by James Gleick (shelved 108 times as

*physics*)avg rating 3.97 — 32,174 ratings — published 1987

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

by James Gleick (shelved 100 times as

avg rating 4.15 — 23,794 ratings — published 1992

by James Gleick (shelved 100 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.15 — 23,794 ratings — published 1992

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

by Brian Cox (shelved 95 times as

avg rating 3.97 — 8,114 ratings — published 2009

by Brian Cox (shelved 95 times as

*physics*)avg rating 3.97 — 8,114 ratings — published 2009

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

by Leonard Susskind (shelved 89 times as

avg rating 4.04 — 7,971 ratings — published 2008

by Leonard Susskind (shelved 89 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.04 — 7,971 ratings — published 2008

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

by Steven Weinberg (shelved 89 times as

avg rating 4.03 — 10,137 ratings — published 1977

by Steven Weinberg (shelved 89 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.03 — 10,137 ratings — published 1977

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

by Gary Zukav (shelved 86 times as

avg rating 4.00 — 10,358 ratings — published 1979

by Gary Zukav (shelved 86 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.00 — 10,358 ratings — published 1979

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 84 times as

avg rating 3.99 — 3,949 ratings — published 2012

by Sean Carroll (Goodreads Author) (shelved 84 times as

*physics*)avg rating 3.99 — 3,949 ratings — published 2012

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

by Sean Carroll (Goodreads Author) (shelved 84 times as

avg rating 3.92 — 6,623 ratings — published 2009

by Sean Carroll (Goodreads Author) (shelved 84 times as

*physics*)avg rating 3.92 — 6,623 ratings — published 2009

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

by Richard P. Feynman (shelved 84 times as

avg rating 4.28 — 10,868 ratings — published 1999

by Richard P. Feynman (shelved 84 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.28 — 10,868 ratings — published 1999

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

by Manjit Kumar (shelved 81 times as

avg rating 4.14 — 8,336 ratings — published 2007

by Manjit Kumar (shelved 81 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.14 — 8,336 ratings — published 2007

Introduction to Quantum Mechanics (Hardcover)

by David J. Griffiths (shelved 81 times as

avg rating 4.16 — 1,826 ratings — published 1994

by David J. Griffiths (shelved 81 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.16 — 1,826 ratings — published 1994

The Physics of Star Trek (Paperback)

by Lawrence M. Krauss (shelved 79 times as

avg rating 3.80 — 6,345 ratings — published 1995

by Lawrence M. Krauss (shelved 79 times as

*physics*)avg rating 3.80 — 6,345 ratings — published 1995

Big Bang: The Origin of the Universe (Paperback)

by Simon Singh (shelved 77 times as

avg rating 4.12 — 18,349 ratings — published 2004

by Simon Singh (shelved 77 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.12 — 18,349 ratings — published 2004

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

by Lisa Randall (shelved 77 times as

avg rating 3.88 — 5,543 ratings — published 2005

by Lisa Randall (shelved 77 times as

*physics*)avg rating 3.88 — 5,543 ratings — published 2005

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

by Stephen Hawking (shelved 75 times as

avg rating 4.02 — 9,148 ratings — published 1983

by Stephen Hawking (shelved 75 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.02 — 9,148 ratings — published 1983

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

by Brian Cox (shelved 71 times as

avg rating 3.78 — 4,443 ratings — published 2011

by Brian Cox (shelved 71 times as

*physics*)avg rating 3.78 — 4,443 ratings — published 2011

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

by David Deutsch (shelved 71 times as

avg rating 4.08 — 4,605 ratings — published 1997

by David Deutsch (shelved 71 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.08 — 4,605 ratings — published 1997

Three Roads To Quantum Gravity (Paperback)

by Lee Smolin (shelved 70 times as

avg rating 4.07 — 4,192 ratings — published 2000

by Lee Smolin (shelved 70 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.07 — 4,192 ratings — published 2000

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

by Richard Panek (shelved 68 times as

avg rating 3.81 — 7,418 ratings — published 2010

by Richard Panek (shelved 68 times as

*physics*)avg rating 3.81 — 7,418 ratings — published 2010

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

by Werner Heisenberg (shelved 66 times as

avg rating 4.00 — 3,153 ratings — published 1958

by Werner Heisenberg (shelved 66 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.00 — 3,153 ratings — published 1958

The Making of the Atomic Bomb (Paperback)

by Richard Rhodes (shelved 64 times as

avg rating 4.28 — 22,633 ratings — published 1986

by Richard Rhodes (shelved 64 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.28 — 22,633 ratings — published 1986

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

by Graham Farmelo (shelved 62 times as

avg rating 4.05 — 5,754 ratings — published 2009

by Graham Farmelo (shelved 62 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.05 — 5,754 ratings — published 2009

What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions (Hardcover)

by Randall Munroe (Goodreads Author) (shelved 61 times as

avg rating 4.11 — 69,803 ratings — published 2014

by Randall Munroe (Goodreads Author) (shelved 61 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.11 — 69,803 ratings — published 2014

The Illustrated A Brief History of Time/The Universe in a Nutshell (Paperback)

by Stephen Hawking (shelved 58 times as

avg rating 4.26 — 10,941 ratings — published 1996

by Stephen Hawking (shelved 58 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.26 — 10,941 ratings — published 1996

“When it came time for me to give my talk on the subject, I started off by drawing an outline of the cat and began to name the various muscles.

The other students in the class interrupt me: "We *know* all that!"

"Oh," I say, "you *do*? Then no *wonder* I can catch up with you so fast after you've had four years of biology." They had wasted all their time memorizing stuff like that, when it could be looked up in fifteen minutes.”

― Richard P. Feynman,

The other students in the class interrupt me: "We *know* all that!"

"Oh," I say, "you *do*? Then no *wonder* I can catch up with you so fast after you've had four years of biology." They had wasted all their time memorizing stuff like that, when it could be looked up in fifteen minutes.”

― Richard P. Feynman,

*Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!: Adventures of a Curious Character*
Everything is Energy; Energy in Motion, Energy Changing Form

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