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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 500 times as

avg rating 4.07 — 15,998 ratings — published 1999

by Brian Greene (shelved 500 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.07 — 15,998 ratings — published 1999

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

by Brian Greene (shelved 299 times as

avg rating 4.11 — 32,360 ratings — published 2003

by Brian Greene (shelved 299 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.11 — 32,360 ratings — published 2003

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

by Richard P. Feynman (shelved 276 times as

avg rating 4.31 — 87,931 ratings — published 1985

by Richard P. Feynman (shelved 276 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.31 — 87,931 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 229 times as

avg rating 4.07 — 32,021 ratings — published 2008

by Michio Kaku (shelved 229 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.07 — 32,021 ratings — published 2008

The Grand Design (Hardcover)

by Stephen Hawking (shelved 228 times as

avg rating 3.96 — 61,559 ratings — published 2010

by Stephen Hawking (shelved 228 times as

*physics*)avg rating 3.96 — 61,559 ratings — published 2010

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

by Richard P. Feynman (shelved 220 times as

avg rating 4.21 — 14,730 ratings — published 1963

by Richard P. Feynman (shelved 220 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.21 — 14,730 ratings — published 1963

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

by Richard P. Feynman (shelved 219 times as

avg rating 4.21 — 13,654 ratings — published 1985

by Richard P. Feynman (shelved 219 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.21 — 13,654 ratings — published 1985

The Feynman Lectures on Physics (Hardcover)

by Richard P. Feynman (shelved 195 times as

avg rating 4.58 — 8,322 ratings — published 1964

by Richard P. Feynman (shelved 195 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.58 — 8,322 ratings — published 1964

The Universe in a Nutshell (Hardcover)

by Stephen Hawking (shelved 179 times as

avg rating 4.10 — 27,597 ratings — published 2001

by Stephen Hawking (shelved 179 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.10 — 27,597 ratings — published 2001

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

by Michio Kaku (shelved 174 times as

avg rating 4.10 — 19,319 ratings — published 1993

by Michio Kaku (shelved 174 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.10 — 19,319 ratings — published 1993

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

by Brian Greene (shelved 165 times as

avg rating 4.05 — 18,475 ratings — published 2010

by Brian Greene (shelved 165 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.05 — 18,475 ratings — published 2010

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

by John Gribbin (shelved 159 times as

avg rating 3.97 — 15,372 ratings — published 1984

by John Gribbin (shelved 159 times as

*physics*)avg rating 3.97 — 15,372 ratings — published 1984

Cosmos (Paperback)

by Carl Sagan (shelved 152 times as

avg rating 4.35 — 78,863 ratings — published 1980

by Carl Sagan (shelved 152 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.35 — 78,863 ratings — published 1980

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

by Roger Penrose (shelved 143 times as

avg rating 4.05 — 6,706 ratings — published 2004

by Roger Penrose (shelved 143 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.05 — 6,706 ratings — published 2004

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

by Lawrence M. Krauss (shelved 136 times as

avg rating 3.92 — 26,628 ratings — published 2012

by Lawrence M. Krauss (shelved 136 times as

*physics*)avg rating 3.92 — 26,628 ratings — published 2012

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

by Michio Kaku (shelved 129 times as

avg rating 4.16 — 18,091 ratings — published 2004

by Michio Kaku (shelved 129 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.16 — 18,091 ratings — published 2004

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

by Lee Smolin (shelved 122 times as

avg rating 3.95 — 8,278 ratings — published 2006

by Lee Smolin (shelved 122 times as

*physics*)avg rating 3.95 — 8,278 ratings — published 2006

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

by Neil deGrasse Tyson (shelved 121 times as

avg rating 4.10 — 30,475 ratings — published 2006

by Neil deGrasse Tyson (shelved 121 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.10 — 30,475 ratings — published 2006

A Briefer History of Time (Hardcover)

by Stephen Hawking (shelved 120 times as

avg rating 4.14 — 22,606 ratings — published 1988

by Stephen Hawking (shelved 120 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.14 — 22,606 ratings — published 1988

The Character of Physical Law (Hardcover)

by Richard P. Feynman (shelved 118 times as

avg rating 4.32 — 3,885 ratings — published 1964

by Richard P. Feynman (shelved 118 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.32 — 3,885 ratings — published 1964

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

by Richard P. Feynman (shelved 112 times as

avg rating 4.20 — 6,816 ratings — published 1963

by Richard P. Feynman (shelved 112 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.20 — 6,816 ratings — published 1963

A Short History of Nearly Everything (Paperback)

by Bill Bryson (shelved 109 times as

avg rating 4.16 — 213,083 ratings — published 2003

by Bill Bryson (shelved 109 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.16 — 213,083 ratings — published 2003

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

by Richard P. Feynman (shelved 108 times as

avg rating 4.31 — 18,733 ratings — published 1988

by Richard P. Feynman (shelved 108 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.31 — 18,733 ratings — published 1988

The Tao of Physics: An Exploration of the Parallels between Modern Physics and Eastern Mysticism (25th Anniversary Edition)

by Fritjof Capra (shelved 98 times as

avg rating 3.94 — 15,412 ratings — published 1975

by Fritjof Capra (shelved 98 times as

*physics*)avg rating 3.94 — 15,412 ratings — published 1975

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

by Michio Kaku (shelved 96 times as

avg rating 3.97 — 14,849 ratings — published 2010

by Michio Kaku (shelved 96 times as

*physics*)avg rating 3.97 — 14,849 ratings — published 2010

Introduction to Electrodynamics (Hardcover)

by David J. Griffiths (shelved 92 times as

avg rating 4.15 — 2,198 ratings — published 1981

by David J. Griffiths (shelved 92 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.15 — 2,198 ratings — published 1981

Chaos: The Making of a New Science (Paperback)

by James Gleick (shelved 89 times as

avg rating 3.97 — 26,039 ratings — published 1987

by James Gleick (shelved 89 times as

*physics*)avg rating 3.97 — 26,039 ratings — published 1987

Black Holes and Baby Universes (Paperback)

by Stephen Hawking (shelved 88 times as

avg rating 4.07 — 10,893 ratings — published 1983

by Stephen Hawking (shelved 88 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.07 — 10,893 ratings — published 1983

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

by James Gleick (shelved 86 times as

avg rating 4.18 — 17,949 ratings — published 1992

by James Gleick (shelved 86 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.18 — 17,949 ratings — published 1992

Einstein: His Life and Universe (Hardcover)

by Walter Isaacson (shelved 82 times as

avg rating 4.04 — 153,881 ratings — published 2007

by Walter Isaacson (shelved 82 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.04 — 153,881 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 80 times as

avg rating 4.03 — 5,736 ratings — published 2008

by Leonard Susskind (shelved 80 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.03 — 5,736 ratings — published 2008

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

by Steven Weinberg (shelved 80 times as

avg rating 4.02 — 7,229 ratings — published 1977

by Steven Weinberg (shelved 80 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.02 — 7,229 ratings — published 1977

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

by Brian Cox (shelved 79 times as

avg rating 3.98 — 6,162 ratings — published 2009

by Brian Cox (shelved 79 times as

*physics*)avg rating 3.98 — 6,162 ratings — published 2009

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

by Richard P. Feynman (shelved 78 times as

avg rating 4.29 — 8,251 ratings — published 1999

by Richard P. Feynman (shelved 78 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.29 — 8,251 ratings — published 1999

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

by Gary Zukav (shelved 78 times as

avg rating 3.99 — 8,950 ratings — published 1979

by Gary Zukav (shelved 78 times as

*physics*)avg rating 3.99 — 8,950 ratings — published 1979

The Physics of Star Trek (Paperback)

by Lawrence M. Krauss (shelved 73 times as

avg rating 3.79 — 5,116 ratings — published 1995

by Lawrence M. Krauss (shelved 73 times as

*physics*)avg rating 3.79 — 5,116 ratings — published 1995

Big Bang: The Origin of the Universe (Paperback)

by Simon Singh (shelved 70 times as

avg rating 4.12 — 14,736 ratings — published 2004

by Simon Singh (shelved 70 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.12 — 14,736 ratings — published 2004

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

by Kip S. Thorne (shelved 70 times as

avg rating 4.13 — 6,381 ratings — published 1994

by Kip S. Thorne (shelved 70 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.13 — 6,381 ratings — published 1994

Introduction to Quantum Mechanics (Hardcover)

by David J. Griffiths (shelved 69 times as

avg rating 4.14 — 1,166 ratings — published 1994

by David J. Griffiths (shelved 69 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.14 — 1,166 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 — 4,034 ratings — published 2005

by Lisa Randall (shelved 68 times as

*physics*)avg rating 3.87 — 4,034 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 66 times as

avg rating 4.02 — 2,438 ratings — published 2012

by Sean Carroll (Goodreads Author) (shelved 66 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.02 — 2,438 ratings — published 2012

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

by Sean Carroll (Goodreads Author) (shelved 66 times as

avg rating 3.92 — 4,693 ratings — published 2009

by Sean Carroll (Goodreads Author) (shelved 66 times as

*physics*)avg rating 3.92 — 4,693 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 62 times as

avg rating 3.76 — 5,039 ratings — published 2010

by Richard Panek (shelved 62 times as

*physics*)avg rating 3.76 — 5,039 ratings — published 2010

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

by Stephen Hawking (shelved 62 times as

avg rating 3.98 — 5,318 ratings — published 1983

by Stephen Hawking (shelved 62 times as

*physics*)avg rating 3.98 — 5,318 ratings — published 1983

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

by Manjit Kumar (shelved 61 times as

avg rating 4.14 — 5,935 ratings — published 2007

by Manjit Kumar (shelved 61 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.14 — 5,935 ratings — published 2007

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

by Brian Cox (shelved 59 times as

avg rating 3.78 — 3,320 ratings — published 2011

by Brian Cox (shelved 59 times as

*physics*)avg rating 3.78 — 3,320 ratings — published 2011

Three Roads To Quantum Gravity (Paperback)

by Lee Smolin (shelved 59 times as

avg rating 4.05 — 2,592 ratings — published 2000

by Lee Smolin (shelved 59 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.05 — 2,592 ratings — published 2000

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

by David Deutsch (shelved 57 times as

avg rating 4.08 — 3,139 ratings — published 1997

by David Deutsch (shelved 57 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.08 — 3,139 ratings — published 1997

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

by Werner Heisenberg (shelved 56 times as

avg rating 3.94 — 2,040 ratings — published 1958

by Werner Heisenberg (shelved 56 times as

*physics*)avg rating 3.94 — 2,040 ratings — published 1958

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

by Graham Farmelo (shelved 53 times as

avg rating 4.08 — 4,037 ratings — published 2009

by Graham Farmelo (shelved 53 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.08 — 4,037 ratings — published 2009

“It is often stated that of all the theories proposed in this century, the silliest is quantum theory. In fact, some say that the only thing that quantum theory has going for it is that it is unquestionably correct.”

― Michio Kaku,

― Michio Kaku,

*Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey through Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and the Tenth Dimension*
“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*