Physics

Physics is the natural science that involves the study of matter and its motion through space and time, along with related concepts such as energy and force. More broadly, it is the general analysis of nature, conducted in order to understand how the universe behaves.

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
The Science of Sci-Fi: From Warp Speed to Interstellar Travel
How To: Absurd Scientific Advice for Common Real-World Problems
L'ordine del tempo
Life 3.0: Being Human in the Age of Artificial Intelligence
Humble Pi: A Comedy of Maths Errors
Lost and Wanted
Until the End of Time: Mind, Matter, and Our Search for Meaning in an Evolving Universe
Black Holes: The Reith Lectures
Chernobyl: The History of a Nuclear Catastrophe
Origin Story: A Big History of Everything
Chernobyl 01:23:40: The Incredible True Story of the World's Worst Nuclear Disaster
The Future of Humanity: Terraforming Mars, Interstellar Travel, Immortality and Our Destiny Beyond Earth
Storm in a Teacup: The Physics of Everyday Life
Queen of Physics: How Wu Chien Shiung Helped Unlock the Secrets of the Atom
A Brief History of Time
The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory
"Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!": Adventures of a Curious Character
The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality
Six Easy Pieces: Essentials of Physics By Its Most Brilliant Teacher
The Grand Design
QED: The Strange Theory of Light and Matter
The Feynman Lectures on Physics
Physics of the Impossible
Relativity: The Special and the General Theory
Seven Brief Lessons on Physics
Astrophysics for People in a Hurry
The Universe in a Nutshell
Cosmos
A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather Than Nothing
QED by Richard P. FeynmanThe Elegant Universe by Brian GreeneA Brief History of Time by Stephen HawkingGödel, Escher, Bach by Douglas R. HofstadterSurely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman! by Richard P. Feynman
Physics and related
12 books — 8 voters
A Mind at Play by Jimmy SoniWork Rules! by Laszlo BockThe Mathematical Theory of Communication by Claude ShannonThe Code Book by Simon SinghThe Idea Factory by Jon Gertner
Bell Labs
17 books — 3 voters

Sapiens by Yuval Noah HarariGuns, Germs, and Steel by Jared DiamondA Short History of Nearly Everything by Bill BrysonA Brief History of Time by Stephen HawkingThe Origin of Species by Charles Darwin
Big History
155 books — 80 voters

Command and Control by Eric SchlosserThe Radium Girls by Kate  MooreFull Body Burden by Kristen IversenVoices from Chernobyl by Svetlana AlexievichThe Making of the Atomic Bomb by Richard Rhodes
Nuclear Science Studies
83 books — 11 voters


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Michio Kaku
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, Hyperspace: A Scientific Odyssey Through Parallel Universes, Time Warps, and the Tenth Dimension

Bill Bryson
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

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