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So I've been reading The Quantum Zoo and found it very accessible and enjoyable.

Feel free to add in any others.

Kathryn :o)

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Good books

Talking about enjoyable:

Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!

and

What Do You Care What Other People Think?

Apart from beeing funny, the second books gives a detailed account of the Challenger accident by Feynman, who was one of the investigators.

Michael

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Einstein's Universe, by Nigel

Einstein's Universe, by Nigel Calder. It's old (1979), but still enjoyable.

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I thought this thread was

I thought this thread was going recommend some good books related to LIGO and such, but oh well. I'm reading The Quantum Zoo at the moment, and was thinking about picking up Einstein's Universe from the library next. Einstein's Unfinished Symphony is a really good book dealing with the science of LIGO, I highly recommend it!

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"Shadows of the mind" by

"Shadows of the mind" by Roger Penrose
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When i was a student at

When i was a student at secondary school i used to read KVANT monthly popular-science journal and also KVANT series of popular-science books.

This is what we had in russia to boost our interest in sciences some 5-30 years ago :)
here is the link

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RE: When i was a student at

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When i was a student at secondary school i used to read KVANT monthly popular-science journal and also KVANT series of popular-science books.

This is what we had in russia to boost our interest in sciences some 5-30 years ago :)
here is the link

ummm, yeah.....thats in russian!

2001 Space Oddeysueuaeu(sp?) Arthur C. Clark
Actually, the whole series is good

"Infinite" I dont remember the author
"Da Vinci Code" Dan Brown
"Murder on the Orient Express" Agitha Cristie <--Great author!

When I was in middle school it was Animorphs
When I was in elementary school it was Goosebumps
edit: Freshman year of highschool was the entire space odyssey series.

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When i was a student at secondary school i used to read KVANT monthly popular-science journal and also KVANT series of popular-science books.

This is what we had in russia to boost our interest in sciences some 5-30 years ago :)
here is the link


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RE: Einstein's Universe, by

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Einstein's Universe, by Nigel Calder. It's old (1979), but still enjoyable.

Thanks HG.

Just started it and I'm enjoying it.

Kathryn :o)

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Yesterday I found a real gem

Yesterday I found a real gem at the university library:

The Truth of Science: Physical Theories and Reality, by Roger G. Newton. I've only read a chapter and a half so far, but it's really good.

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RE: Yesterday I found a

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Yesterday I found a real gem at the university library:

The Truth of Science: Physical Theories and Reality, by Roger G. Newton. I've only read a chapter and a half so far, but it's really good.


Was wondering when it was written, so I googled the title and found the publisher's page for it here. It does look like an excellent book, thanks HomeGnome. Newton (the book's author) quoted in the publisher's synopsis, totally worth repeating here:

"A body of assertions is true if it forms a coherent whole and works both in the external world and in our minds."

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