Top 10 Physics Books on Amazon.com
Here’s a list of top 10 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. To find the books on Amazon use the links next to the title.
Prepare for the worst and enjoy every moment of it – this phrase sums up the philosophy that Chris Hadfield learnt at NASA. After spending 4000 hours in space astronaut Chris Hadfield has mastered his mind and body to adapt to the extreme conditions of outer space. Interestingly, such a profound training has prepared him for life on Earth more than one might imagine. An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth shares Hadfield’s knowledge with the reader.
In this popular kindle book Nobel prize winner Leon Lederman leads the reader through the history of science focusing on particle physics. Starting with the work of ancient Greek philosophers and ending with the hunt for the so called “God particle” — Higgs boson, Lederman unravels how particle physics has changed our everyday lives.
Love and Math is a unique book that challenges the common perception of the subject of mathematics. A renowned mathematician Edward Frenkel reveals a side of math that you most likely never seen — suffused with all the beauty and elegance of a work of art. The book tells two stories — one of the beauty of math and the other of his own story of becoming a great mathematician. Recommended for those with an interest in mathematics.
How did Einstein’s mind work? Where did he draw his inspiration from? These and other questions are tackled in one of the most popular biographies of Einstein. The beauty of Einstein’s personality and the key to his success hides in his rebellious nature. However, despite his great success, his life wasn’t without challenges. In “Einstein: His Life and Universe” Isaacson gazes into the mind of a genius.
What role does pure chance & probabilities play in your everyday life? According to Leondard Mlodinow, randomness, chance, and probabilities reveal a tremendous amount about our daily lives and how we underestimate the importance of our every choice. In The Drunkard’s Walk Mlodinow tells the story of randomness and how it plays an undeniable and essential role in economics, culture, politics and other fields.
In the 1980s, NASA scientists detected an unknown force acting on the spacecraft Pioneer 10, the first man-made object to journey through the asteroid belt and study Jupiter. The possible explanations consisted of, among others, Dark matter, Tensor–vector–scalar gravity, collisions with gravitons etc. “The Pioneer Detectives” tells the story of the long investigation of the mysterious phenomena.
So Hidden in Plain Sight is back to our list of top popular & best-selling books once again. It’s hard to find the exact reason why Thomas’ book is so popular, but if I had to guess I’d say it’s the controversial nature of the book. After all, it claims to unify quantum physics and relativity with a single principle. As you might imagine, this attracts a lot of negative reviews. However, if you are a fan of a more philosophical approach to popular physics and are looking for an easy read, this might be worth your time. After all, the book offers some unique ideas and it costs only 1$.
Most people recognize the theories of relativity as the greatest achievement of Albert Einstein, however, his work on quantum theory has been revolutionary as well. In Einstein and the Quantum A. Douglas Stone reviews the importance of Einstein work on the quantum theory and how it might be even more important that his ground breaking work on the theory of general relativity in the long run.
|9.||A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking (US|UK) | Audio: (US)
“A Brief History of Time” was a landmark volume in science writing with more than 9 million copies in print globally. The new edition, enhanced with the new facts and experimental results offers an updated view on many of Hawking’s theoretical predictions from the first edition of his book.
|10.||Hidden in Plain Sight 2 by Andrew Thomas (US|UK) Kindle: (US|UK)Andrew Thomas is back with a sequel to his popular book Hidden in Plain Sight. In this book he expands on the ideas of the previous book by considering such topics of modern physics as black holes, dark energy, dark matter and others. To tackle these mysteries Thomas develops new ideas on how gravity works, which, according to the author, can explain the acceleration of the universe.|