There are many great physics books available to choose from if you’d like to learn more about the subject. On this page, I’ve listed some that have been recommended and/or helpful to me for learning the most interesting concepts in this general field of study. I have also provided a list of recommended books about or written by each of the physicists that I included in my list of important scientists. As you read through the topics on my site, I encourage you to make notes and select books to further pursue your interests. Enjoy!
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PHYSICS BOOKS (General Topic)
 The Dancing Wu Li Masters
by Gary Zukav (Perennial, 1979)
 God and the New Physics
by Paul Davies (Penguin, 1983)
 A Brief History of Time
by Stephen Hawking (Bantam, 1988)
 Deep Time
by David Darling (Bantam Press, 1989)
 The Physics of Star Trek
by Lawrence M. Krauss (Basic Books, 1995)
 Just Six Numbers: The Deep Forces That Shape the Universe
by Martin Rees (Basic Books, 2000)
 A Briefer History of Time
by Stephen Hawking (Bantam, 2005)
 Quantum Theory Cannot Hurt You
by Marcus Chown (Faber and Faber 2007)
 The Quirks and Quarks Guide to Space
by Jim Lebans (McClelland and Stewart, 2008)
 Death from the Skies! These are the Ways the World Will End...
by Philip Plait (Viking, 2008)
 You Are Here  A Portable History of the Universe
by Christopher Potter (Vintage, 2009)
PHYSICS BOOKS (by Physicist)
By Last or Common Name: B  C  D  E  F  G  H  L  O  P  R  S  W
Niels Bohr
Subrahmanyan Chandrasekhar
Paul Dirac
Arthur Eddington
Albert Einstein
Richard Feynman
 Surely You're Joking, Mr. Feynman!: Adventures of a Curious Character
by Richard P. Feynman (Author), Ralph Leighton (Editor), Bill Gates (Introduction)
 Six Easy Pieces: Essentials of Physics Explained by Its Most Brilliant Teacher
by Richard P. Feynman (Author), Robert B. Leighton (Author), Matthew Sands (Author)
 What Do You Care What Other People Think?: Further Adventures of a Curious Character
by Richard P. Feynman (Author), Ralph Leighton (Author)
 QED: The Strange Theory of Light and Matter (Princeton Science Library)
by Richard P. Feynman (Author), A. Zee (Introduction)
 The Pleasure of Finding Things Out: The Best Short Works of Richard P. Feynman
by Richard P. Feynman (Author), Jeffrey Robbins (Editor)
 Exercises for the Feynman Lectures on Physics
by Richard P. Feynman (Author), Robert B. Leighton (Author), Matthew Sands (Author)
 The Character of Physical Law
by Richard Feynman (Author), Frank Wilczek (Foreword)
 The Meaning of It All: Thoughts of a CitizenScientist
by Richard P. Feynman (Author)
 The Feynman Lectures on Physics, Vol. I: The New Millennium Edition: Mainly Mechanics, Radiation, and Heat
by Richard P. Feynman (Author), Robert B. Leighton (Author), Matthew Sands (Author)
 The Feynman Lectures on Physics, Vol. II: The New Millennium Edition: Mainly Electromagnetism and Matter
by Richard P. Feynman (Author), Robert B. Leighton (Author), Matthew Sands (Author)
 The Feynman Lectures on Physics, Vol. III: The New Millennium Edition: Quantum Mechanics
by Richard P. Feynman (Author), Robert B. Leighton (Author), Matthew Sands (Author)
 The Feynman Lectures on Physics, boxed set: The New Millennium Edition
by Richard P. Feynman (Author), Robert B. Leighton (Author), Matthew Sands (Author)
Alexander Friedmann
George Gamow
Alan Guth
Stephen Hawking
 A Brief History of Time
by Stephen Hawking (Author)
 The Illustrated Brief History of Time, Updated and Expanded Edition
by Stephen Hawking (Author)
 A Briefer History of Time: The Science Classic Made More Accessible
by Stephen Hawking (Author), Leonard Mlodinow (Author)
 The Grand Design
by Stephen Hawking (Author), Leonard Mlodinow (Author)
 Brief Answers to the Big Questions
by Stephen Hawking (Author)
 George's Secret Key to the Universe
by Stephen Hawking (Author), Lucy Hawking (Author), Garry Parsons (Illustrator)
 George's Cosmic Treasure Hunt (George's Secret Key)
by Stephen Hawking (Author), Lucy Hawking (Author), Garry Parsons (Illustrator)
 George and the Big Bang (George's Secret Key)
by Stephen Hawking (Author), Lucy Hawking (Author), Garry Parsons (Illustrator)
 George and the Blue Moon (George's Secret Key)
by Stephen Hawking (Author), Lucy Hawking (Author), Garry Parsons (Illustrator)
Werner Heisenberg
Fred Hoyle
Edwin Hubble
Georges Lemaître
Alexander Oparin
Wolfgang Pauli
 Atom and Archetype: The Pauli/Jung Letters, 19321958
by C. G. Jung (Author), Wolfgang Pauli (Author), C. A. Meier (Editor), David Roscoe (Translator), Beverley Zabriskie (Preface)
 Theory of Relativity
by W. Pauli (Author)
 The Innermost Kernel: Depth Psychology and Quantum Physics. Wolfgang Pauli's Dialogue with C.G. Jung
by Suzanne Gieser (Author)
 Writings on Physics and Philosophy
by Wolfgang Pauli (Author), Charles P. Enz (Editor), Karl v. Meyenn (Editor), R. Schlapp (Translator)
 General Principles of Quantum Mechanics
by Wolfgang Pauli (Author), P. Achuthan (Translator), K. Venkatesan (Translator)
 Electrodynamics: Volume 1 of Pauli Lectures on Physics
by Wolfgang Pauli (Author)
 Optics and the Theory of Electrons: Volume 2 of Pauli Lectures on Physics
by Wolfgang Pauli (Author)
 Thermodynamics and the Kinetic Theory of Gases: Volume 3 of Pauli Lectures on Physics
by Wolfgang Pauli (Author)
 Statistical Mechanics: Volume 4 of Pauli Lectures on Physics
by Wolfgang Pauli (Author)
 Lectures on Physics: Wave Mechanics Volume 5
by Wolfgang Pauli (Author), Charles P. Enz (Editor)
 Selected Topics in Field Quantization: Volume 6 of Pauli Lectures on Physics
by Wolfgang Pauli (Author)
Max Planck
Ernest Rutherford
Andrei Sakharov
Erwin Schrödinger
Karl Schwarzschild
John Wheeler
 Gravitation
by Charles W. Misner (Author, Introduction), Kip S. Thorne (Author, Introduction), John Archibald Wheeler (Author), David I. Kaiser (Preface)
 A Journey into Gravity and Spacetime
by John Archibald Wheeler (Author)
 Magic without Magic: John Archibald Wheeler
by John Archibald Wheeler (Author), John R. Klauder (Editor)
 Spacetime Physics
by Edwin F. Taylor (Author), John Archibald Wheeler (Author)
 Exploring Black Holes: Introduction to General Relativity
by Edwin F. Taylor (Author), John Archibald Wheeler (Author)
 Geons, Black Holes, and Quantum Foam: A Life in Physics
by Kenneth W. Ford (Author), John Archibald Wheeler (Author)
 Quantum Theory and Measurement
by John Archibald Wheeler (Editor), Wojciech Hubert Zurek (Editor)
 Gravitation and Inertia
by Ignazio Ciufolini (Author), John Archibald Wheeler (Author)
