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The Best Physics Books of 2012
Top picks among the physics books released in 2012
Knocking on Heaven's Door
In this book, theoretical physicist Lisa Randall explains the science going on at the Large Hadron Collider and why it matters. In doing this, she goes beyond just explaining the current state of theoretical particle physics and delves deeply into the way scientific thinking is important in other aspects of our world, such as economics and...
Science Comic Books
Some comic books don't just have science in them, but actually go so far as to teach science concepts.
The Manga Guide to Physics
A manga-style introduction to some of the most basic ideas in physics.
Book Review: Fool Me Twice by Shawn Lawrence Otto
In Fool Me Twice: Fighting the Assault on Science in America, author, filmmaker, and science advocate Shawn Lawrence Otto makes a case that American political culture - on both sides of the political spectrum - is dangerously turning away from science, just at the time when we most need to embrace it as a path to solving our problems.
The Theoretical Minimum
In THE THEORETICAL MINIMUM, physicist Leonard Susskind's popular internet lectures on what you need to know to move to the next level in physics are collected together for the reader. This math-filled volume provides solid foundations needed to really understand how physicists tackle classical mechanics.
Books about Albert Einstein & Relativity
Albert Einstein is one of the most compelling figures in all of physics, and there are a wide range of books that explore his life and scientific achievements. This list, by no means comprehensive, demonstrates some intriguing resources for learning more about Albert Einstein.
A Sense of the Mysterious by Alan Lightman
Alan Lightman is well known for having transitioned from the field of physics to that of literature. His literature is heavily informed, however, by science, as is made clear in this collection of essays ranging from biographical looks at famous physicists to intimate looks at the very personal nature of science itself.
Paradox: The Nine Greatest Enigmas in Physics by Jim Al-Khalili
In this 2012 book, physicist Jim Al-Khalili tackles a series of scientific "paradoxes" that test the limits of our reason and understanding of the universe. In explaining the scientific resolution to these paradoxes, he takes us deep into the heart of scientific thinking and analysis in an entertaining and instructive way.
The Void by Frank Close
In The Void, physicist Frank Close explores the science behind ... nothing. The scientific concept of nothingness has a surprisingly fascinating history, and Close brings it to life in this slim volume about a topic that fills the universe.
Energy for Future Presidents by Richard A. Muller
In this book, physicist Richard A. Muller takes uses his position as a converted skeptic of global warming to focus attention on the science behind the intense energy decisions facing our nation. Taking stances that will challenge the convictions of both political extremes, Muller explains the challenges of dealing with the twin hurdles that...
Books About Physics Experiments
You learn science by exploring the world around you, and these books offer some structured experiments that help you begin looking through the world. Many of these books are great for kids of various ages, including adults.
The Particle at the End of the Universe by Sean Carroll
Physicist and popular science blogger Sean Carroll releases a book that explores the search for the Higgs boson.
Time Reborn by Lee Smolin
A book review of the sure-to-be-controversial book TIME REBORN, by theoretical physicist Lee Smolin, which focuses on the