Big Bang: The Most Important Scientific Discovery of All Time and Why You Need to Know About it

Skinners’ School Recommended Physics Reading:

Big Bang

 

A history of the development of the Big Bang Theory by Simon Singh          

 

Big Bang: The Most Important Scientific Discovery of All Time and Why You Need to Know About it

The Cosmic Onion

Particle Physics, Quarks, and the Nature of the Universe by Frank Close

 

 

 

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Atom

From the atom to modern particle physics by Jim Al-Khalili

 

 

 

Atom

Black Holes, Wormholes, and Time Machines

by Jim Al-Khalili

 

 

 

Black Holes, Wormholes and Time Machines

 

Schrodinger’s Cat

 

A Quantum Mechanics Puzzle by Robert Anton Wilson 

     

 

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My Favourite Science Books by Simon Singh – for more go to: www.simonsingh.net/Science_Books

 

Strange Beauty
George Johnson
A work that does justice to one of the great scientific geniuses of the age.

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Visions
Michio Kaku

How science will revolutionise the 21st century and beyond.
A fascinating glimpse into the future, by one of the world’s foremost science writers. 

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Just Six Numbers
Sir Martin Rees

The Astronomer Royal speculates about the existence of the universe and the multiverse.

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Absolute Zero
Tom Shachtman

A quirky look at the history, science and engineering of cold.


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Longitude
Dava Sobel
This is one of the most exciting tales in the history of engineering.

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Galileo's Daughter
Dava Sobel

Dava Sobel retells the dramatic story of Galileo, bringing new insight to this classic tale.

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Destiny or Chance
Stuart Ross Taylor
 
Are we alone? Taylor engagingly analyses the likelihood of other planets being capable of sustaining life. 

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Q is for Quantum
John Gribbin
If you have always wanted to know the difference between a quark and squark, or get confused when it comes to bosons and wimps, or talk about cosmic strings when you mean superstrings, then John Gribbin’s “Q is for Quantum” might be a useful guide to the mysteries of the quantum world.
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Isaac Newton: The Last Sorcerer
Michael White
Michael White’s biography describes the great man’s scientific achievements, but the real focus of this book is the background to Newton’s tormented personal life, which created such an isolated, obsessive, cruel genius.
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The Science of Harry Potter
Roger Highfield
A great follow up to “Can Reindeer Fly?”, this takes a similarly quirky look at science. This time Roger Highfield explores the science of Hogwarts from a Muggle’s perspective.
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The Big Idea ...
Philosophers in 90 Minutes ...

Paul Strathern

In addition to Mendeleyev’s Dream, Paul Strathern has written numerous short popular books. One series (The Big Idea) focuses on key scientific breakthroughs and the scientists who made them. Another series (Philosophers in 90 Minutes) is an excellent introduction to the great philosophers. A list of titles is below.

 

Big Idea: Pythagoras and His Theorem
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Big Idea: Newton and Gravity
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Big Idea: Curie and Radioactivity
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Big Idea: Turing and the Computer
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Big Idea: Bohr and Quantum Theory
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Big Idea: Crick, Watson and DNA
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Big Idea: Darwin and Evolution
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Big Idea: Hawking and Black Holes
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The Big Idea: Galileo and the Solar System
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The Big Idea: Oppenheimer and the Bomb
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Richard Feynman’s books
Feynman was a brilliant physicist and a passionate communicator. I was certainly inspired by his books. Here is a list of some of his most popular titles.

Surely You're Joking, Mr Feynman
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Six Easy Pieces
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You can watch these lectures on-line at the
Vega website.

QED
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The Meaning of It All
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The Feynman Lectures on Physics (Vol. 1)
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Unweaving the Rainbow
Richard Dawkins

Countering the title, a quote by Keats, Dawkins argues
that a scientific understanding of nature only increases
its beauty, rather than diminishing it.
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E=mc2
David Bodanis
Bodanis discusses the development and applications of one of the most famous equations in modern physics.
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