own below you can find a top 10 list of the most popular physics books from the last month. The list is formed according the rating of the books (as seen on Amazon), the customer reviews and a pinch of personal opinion.
|1.||Parallel Worlds by Michio Kaku (US|UK) | Audiobook: (US|UK)|
In his trademark style, theoretical physicist and a famous popular science author, Michio Kaku guides the readers through the peculiarities of black holes, extra dimensions, the bizarre string theory and other wonderful topics in physics. The main subject of the book is the concept of a parallel universes — Kaku presents a view that our universe could be as a bubble floating in a sea of other bubbles.
|2.||Time Reborn by Lee Smolin (US|UK) | Kindle: (US|UK)|
“What is time?” is one of the biggest questions in both philosophy and physics. And, as author Lee Smolin believes, a better understanding of the nature of time will be the key to a better understanding of how the universe works. In “Time Reborn” Smolin argues that the laws of physics could be evolving in time — an idea, which could change our approach to cosmology and other fields.
|3.||Einstein: His Life and Universe by Walter Isaacson (US|UK) | Kindle: (US|UK) | Audio edition (US)|
As a scientist Albert Einstein is undoubtedly one of the leading figures among the 20th-century thinkers. Einstein as a man, however, has been a much harder portrait to paint — what we know of him as a husband, father, and friend is fragmentary at best. In this book, Walter Isaacson brings Einstein’s experience of life, love, and intellectual discovery into brilliant focus. The book is one of the first biographies to tackle Einstein’s enormous volumes of personal correspondences.
|4.||The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind by William Kamkwamba (US|UK) | Kindle: (US|UK)|
This book is a story of William Kamkwamba, who had a dream of ending the hunger and poverty of his small village by supplying it with water and electricity. He did this by pursuing his plan of building a home-made wind turbine. The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind is a remarkable true story about human inventiveness and its power to overcome crippling adversity
|5.||Robert Oppenheimer by Ray Monk (US|UK) | Kindle: (US|UK)|
In this book Ray Monk introduces the story of Robert Oppenheimer, who is often called “Father of the Atomic Bomb”. Oppenheimer, as head of the Los Alamos Laboratory, oversaw the successful effort to beat the Nazis in the race to develop the first atomic bomb. However, this is a story of both triumphs and failures – the author goes deeper than any previous biographer in the quest to solve the enigma of Oppenheimer’s personality.
|6.||Hidden in Plain Sight by Andrew Thomas (US|UK) | Kindle (US|UK)|
You never knew theoretical physics could be so simple! In this exciting and significant book, Andrew Thomas clearly illustrates the simplicity which lies behind nature at its fundamental level. It is revealed how all unifications in physics have been based on incredibly simple ideas.Using a logical approach, it is explained how the great 20th century theories of relativity and quantum mechanics share a common base, and how they can be linked using an idea so simple that anyone can understand it.
|7.||Ugly’s Electrical Reference by George V. Hart & Sammie Hart (US|UK) | Kindle (US)|
Ugly’s Electrical References is designed to be used as an on-the-job reference. Used worldwide by electricians, engineers, contractors, designers, maintenance workers, instructors, and the military; Ugly’s contains the most commonly required electrical information in an easy-to-read and easy-to-access format. Ugly’s presents a succinct portrait of the most pertinent information all electricians need at their fingertips, including: mathematical formulas, National Electrical Code tables, wiring configurations, conduit bending, voltage drops, and life-saving first aid procedures.
|8.||A Universe from Nothing by Lawrence Krauss (US|UK) | Kindle: (US|UK)|
Why is there something rather than nothing? Where did the universe come from? What caused the Big Bang? These, perhaps the biggest questions of science, will be tackled in the “Universe from Nothing”. A successful theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss will offer not only a variety of possible answers, but also possible scientific explanations. In search for the answers Lawrence Krauss will explain the groundbreaking scientific advances which lead us to our current scientific understanding.
|9.||A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking (US|UK) | Kindle: (US|UK)|
A landmark volume in science writing by one of the great minds of our time, Stephen Hawking’s book explores such profound questions as: How did the universe begin—and what made its start possible? Does time always flow forward? Is the universe unending—or are there boundaries? Are there other dimensions in space? What will happen when it all ends. Told in language we all can understand, A Brief History of Time plunges into the exotic realms of black holes and quarks, of antimatter and “arrows of time”.
|10.||Physics: Principles with Applications by Douglas C. Giancoli (US|UK)|
This best-selling algebra-based physics text is known for its elegant writing, engaging biological applications, and exactness. It is an algebra-based introductory physics course taken primarily by pre-med, agricultural, technology, and architectural students.