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# Popular Physics Books

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A Brief History of Time (Paperback)

by Stephen Hawking (shelved 893 times as

avg rating 4.10 — 298,193 ratings — published 1987

by Stephen Hawking (shelved 893 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.10 — 298,193 ratings — published 1987

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

by Brian Greene (shelved 675 times as

avg rating 4.05 — 59,220 ratings — published 1999

by Brian Greene (shelved 675 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.05 — 59,220 ratings — published 1999

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

by Brian Greene (shelved 414 times as

avg rating 4.10 — 50,991 ratings — published 2003

by Brian Greene (shelved 414 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.10 — 50,991 ratings — published 2003

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

by Richard Feynman (shelved 398 times as

avg rating 4.29 — 144,115 ratings — published 1984

by Richard Feynman (shelved 398 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.29 — 144,115 ratings — published 1984

The Grand Design (Hardcover)

by Stephen Hawking (shelved 365 times as

avg rating 3.99 — 95,246 ratings — published 2010

by Stephen Hawking (shelved 365 times as

*physics*)avg rating 3.99 — 95,246 ratings — published 2010

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

by Richard Feynman (shelved 330 times as

avg rating 4.20 — 23,771 ratings — published 1962

by Richard Feynman (shelved 330 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.20 — 23,771 ratings — published 1962

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

by Richard Feynman (shelved 326 times as

avg rating 4.21 — 21,698 ratings — published 1985

by Richard Feynman (shelved 326 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.21 — 21,698 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 315 times as

avg rating 4.06 — 54,969 ratings — published 2008

by Michio Kaku (shelved 315 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.06 — 54,969 ratings — published 2008

The Feynman Lectures on Physics (Hardcover)

by Richard Feynman (shelved 290 times as

avg rating 4.58 — 15,229 ratings — published 1964

by Richard Feynman (shelved 290 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.58 — 15,229 ratings — published 1964

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

by Brian Greene (shelved 263 times as

avg rating 4.04 — 32,344 ratings — published 2011

by Brian Greene (shelved 263 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.04 — 32,344 ratings — published 2011

The Universe in a Nutshell (Hardcover)

by Stephen Hawking (shelved 263 times as

avg rating 4.13 — 43,221 ratings — published 2001

by Stephen Hawking (shelved 263 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.13 — 43,221 ratings — published 2001

Hyperspace (Paperback)

by Michio Kaku (shelved 235 times as

avg rating 4.10 — 31,156 ratings — published 1994

by Michio Kaku (shelved 235 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.10 — 31,156 ratings — published 1994

Cosmos (Mass Market Paperback)

by Carl Sagan (shelved 229 times as

avg rating 4.34 — 142,918 ratings — published 1980

by Carl Sagan (shelved 229 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.34 — 142,918 ratings — published 1980

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

by Roger Penrose (shelved 223 times as

avg rating 4.07 — 11,880 ratings — published 2004

by Roger Penrose (shelved 223 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.07 — 11,880 ratings — published 2004

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

by Lawrence M. Krauss (shelved 218 times as

avg rating 3.91 — 46,564 ratings — published 2012

by Lawrence M. Krauss (shelved 218 times as

*physics*)avg rating 3.91 — 46,564 ratings — published 2012

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

by John Gribbin (shelved 212 times as

avg rating 3.99 — 22,418 ratings — published 1984

by John Gribbin (shelved 212 times as

*physics*)avg rating 3.99 — 22,418 ratings — published 1984

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

by Michio Kaku (shelved 197 times as

avg rating 4.16 — 33,624 ratings — published 2004

by Michio Kaku (shelved 197 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.16 — 33,624 ratings — published 2004

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

by Neil deGrasse Tyson (shelved 172 times as

avg rating 4.10 — 20,452 ratings — published 2006

by Neil deGrasse Tyson (shelved 172 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.10 — 20,452 ratings — published 2006

The Character of Physical Law (Hardcover)

by Richard Feynman (shelved 169 times as

avg rating 4.27 — 7,235 ratings — published 1964

by Richard Feynman (shelved 169 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.27 — 7,235 ratings — published 1964

A Short History of Nearly Everything (Paperback)

by Bill Bryson (shelved 160 times as

avg rating 4.17 — 335,012 ratings — published 2003

by Bill Bryson (shelved 160 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.17 — 335,012 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 156 times as

avg rating 3.99 — 27,286 ratings — published 2011

by Michio Kaku (shelved 156 times as

*physics*)avg rating 3.99 — 27,286 ratings — published 2011

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

by Richard Feynman (shelved 155 times as

avg rating 4.18 — 10,707 ratings — published 1963

by Richard Feynman (shelved 155 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.18 — 10,707 ratings — published 1963

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

by Richard Feynman (shelved 149 times as

avg rating 4.29 — 30,054 ratings — published 1988

by Richard Feynman (shelved 149 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.29 — 30,054 ratings — published 1988

Black Holes and Baby Universes (Paperback)

by Stephen Hawking (shelved 144 times as

avg rating 4.09 — 19,216 ratings — published 1993

by Stephen Hawking (shelved 144 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.09 — 19,216 ratings — published 1993

Introduction to Electrodynamics (Hardcover)

by David J. Griffiths (shelved 142 times as

avg rating 4.20 — 4,259 ratings — published 1981

by David J. Griffiths (shelved 142 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.20 — 4,259 ratings — published 1981

Relativity: The Special and the General Theory (Paperback)

by Albert Einstein (shelved 134 times as

avg rating 4.16 — 29,295 ratings — published 1916

by Albert Einstein (shelved 134 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.16 — 29,295 ratings — published 1916

Chaos: Making a New Science (Paperback)

by James Gleick (Goodreads Author) (shelved 131 times as

avg rating 3.97 — 39,907 ratings — published 1987

by James Gleick (Goodreads Author) (shelved 131 times as

*physics*)avg rating 3.97 — 39,907 ratings — published 1987

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

by Brian Cox (shelved 126 times as

avg rating 3.99 — 10,527 ratings — published 2009

by Brian Cox (shelved 126 times as

*physics*)avg rating 3.99 — 10,527 ratings — published 2009

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

by Richard Feynman (shelved 116 times as

avg rating 4.28 — 14,571 ratings — published 1999

by Richard Feynman (shelved 116 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.28 — 14,571 ratings — published 1999

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

by James Gleick (Goodreads Author) (shelved 115 times as

avg rating 4.15 — 30,364 ratings — published 1992

by James Gleick (Goodreads Author) (shelved 115 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.15 — 30,364 ratings — published 1992

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

by Steven Weinberg (shelved 114 times as

avg rating 4.04 — 13,072 ratings — published 1977

by Steven Weinberg (shelved 114 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.04 — 13,072 ratings — published 1977

Introduction to Quantum Mechanics (Hardcover)

by David J. Griffiths (shelved 113 times as

avg rating 4.20 — 2,610 ratings — published 1994

by David J. Griffiths (shelved 113 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.20 — 2,610 ratings — published 1994

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

by Leonard Susskind (shelved 109 times as

avg rating 4.07 — 10,601 ratings — published 2008

by Leonard Susskind (shelved 109 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.07 — 10,601 ratings — published 2008

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

by Manjit Kumar (shelved 108 times as

avg rating 4.16 — 10,820 ratings — published 2007

by Manjit Kumar (shelved 108 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.16 — 10,820 ratings — published 2007

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

by Lisa Randall (shelved 108 times as

avg rating 3.88 — 7,448 ratings — published 2005

by Lisa Randall (shelved 108 times as

*physics*)avg rating 3.88 — 7,448 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 106 times as

avg rating 4.00 — 5,652 ratings — published 2012

by Sean Carroll (Goodreads Author) (shelved 106 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.00 — 5,652 ratings — published 2012

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

by Randall Munroe (Goodreads Author) (shelved 105 times as

avg rating 4.14 — 139,450 ratings — published 2014

by Randall Munroe (Goodreads Author) (shelved 105 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.14 — 139,450 ratings — published 2014

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

by Sean Carroll (Goodreads Author) (shelved 105 times as

avg rating 3.93 — 8,869 ratings — published 2009

by Sean Carroll (Goodreads Author) (shelved 105 times as

*physics*)avg rating 3.93 — 8,869 ratings — published 2009

Big Bang: The Origin of the Universe (Paperback)

by Simon Singh (shelved 102 times as

avg rating 4.12 — 22,327 ratings — published 2004

by Simon Singh (shelved 102 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.12 — 22,327 ratings — published 2004

Our Mathematical Universe: My Quest for the Ultimate Nature of Reality (Hardcover)

by Max Tegmark (shelved 101 times as

avg rating 4.10 — 7,122 ratings — published 2013

by Max Tegmark (shelved 101 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.10 — 7,122 ratings — published 2013

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

by Stephen Hawking (shelved 100 times as

avg rating 4.07 — 15,066 ratings — published

by Stephen Hawking (shelved 100 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.07 — 15,066 ratings — published

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

by Gary Zukav (shelved 100 times as

avg rating 4.01 — 11,991 ratings — published 1979

by Gary Zukav (shelved 100 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.01 — 11,991 ratings — published 1979

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

by Brian Cox (shelved 92 times as

avg rating 3.78 — 5,607 ratings — published 2011

by Brian Cox (shelved 92 times as

*physics*)avg rating 3.78 — 5,607 ratings — published 2011

The Physics of Star Trek (Paperback)

by Lawrence M. Krauss (shelved 90 times as

avg rating 3.82 — 7,855 ratings — published 1995

by Lawrence M. Krauss (shelved 90 times as

*physics*)avg rating 3.82 — 7,855 ratings — published 1995

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

by Werner Heisenberg (shelved 89 times as

avg rating 4.02 — 4,407 ratings — published 1958

by Werner Heisenberg (shelved 89 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.02 — 4,407 ratings — published 1958

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

by David Deutsch (shelved 87 times as

avg rating 4.08 — 6,364 ratings — published 1996

by David Deutsch (shelved 87 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.08 — 6,364 ratings — published 1996

Three Roads To Quantum Gravity (Paperback)

by Lee Smolin (shelved 86 times as

avg rating 4.09 — 5,683 ratings — published 2000

by Lee Smolin (shelved 86 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.09 — 5,683 ratings — published 2000

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

by Graham Farmelo (shelved 82 times as

avg rating 4.08 — 7,554 ratings — published 2009

by Graham Farmelo (shelved 82 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.08 — 7,554 ratings — published 2009

Seven Brief Lessons on Physics (Hardcover)

by Carlo Rovelli (shelved 80 times as

avg rating 3.91 — 8,501 ratings — published 2014

by Carlo Rovelli (shelved 80 times as

*physics*)avg rating 3.91 — 8,501 ratings — published 2014

Fundamentals of Physics (Hardcover)

by David Halliday (shelved 80 times as

avg rating 4.11 — 2,513 ratings — published 1970

by David Halliday (shelved 80 times as

*physics*)avg rating 4.11 — 2,513 ratings — published 1970

“Physics is really nothing more than a search for ultimate simplicity, but so far all we have is a kind of elegant messiness.”

― Bill Bryson, A Short History of Nearly Everything

― Bill Bryson, A Short History of Nearly Everything

“You may not feel outstandingly robust, but if you are an average-sized adult you will contain within your modest frame no less than 7 X 10^18 joules of potential energy—enough to explode with the force of thirty very large hydrogen bombs, assuming you knew how to liberate it and really wished to make a point.”

― Bill Bryson, A Short History of Nearly Everything

― Bill Bryson, A Short History of Nearly Everything