What are the best physical science books?

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    #1A Brief History Of Time

    A Brief History Of Time

    A Brief History Of Time by Stephen Hawking is an acclaimed masterpiece by one of the world's greatest thinkers. It remains a staple of the scientific canon, and its clear language continues to introduce millions to the universe and its wonders. 

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    Thomas Martin
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "NO"
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    #2A Short History of Nearly Everything

    A Short History of Nearly Everything
    A Short History of Nearly Everything is a popular science book chronicling events from the nothingness before the Big Bang to the present. Complicated concepts are explained in uncomplicated terms, making it suitable for all ages.
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    Christopher Meyer
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "I have seen this book recommended countless times. I have read a couple chapters and found it easy to read but a little too dumbed down for my taste."
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    #3What If?

    What If?

    What If?: Serious Scientific Answers to Absurd Hypothetical Questions is a non-fiction book by Randall Munroe. It gives valid and informative scientific answers to questions like "are fire tornadoes possible?"

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    Austin George
    Written on May 2, 2018
    "Hilarious, entertaining, informative...what else can I say? They folks from xkcd have a pulse on how to hit that sweet spot of comedy and relative material. Don't skip this one, just go out and buy it. You own't regret it."
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    #4The Fabric of the Cosmos

    The Fabric of the Cosmos

    The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality is a non-fiction science book written by Brian Greene, first published in  2003 by Alfred Knopf. It explores the new concepts in physics about the absolutes of space and time.

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    Pamela Mason
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "To me, The Fabric of the Cosmos is the quintessential physical science book. Brian Greene nails each concept and somehow explains them in a way that most people can understand. I actually learned alot from this book that I never knew. "
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    #5The Hidden Reality

    The Hidden Reality

    The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos is a nonfiction book written by the best-selling author Brian Greene. This book about physics and astronomy was originally published in 2011.

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    Randy Watson
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "This is a great book on physics and astronomy. Like Carl Sagan Greene has a talent for taking abstruse subject matter and putting it into terms non-scientist can understand. Highly recommended."
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    #6The Disappearing Spoon

    The Disappearing Spoon
    The Disappearing Spoon is a non-fiction science book by Sam Kean, first published in 2010 by Little, Brown and Company. It explores the history of the periodic table of elements and the people who contributed to chemistry.
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    Roy Alvarez
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "Interesting book about the periodic table. If you like scientific books give this a read, its definitely worth the time."
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    #7The First Three Minutes

    The First Three Minutes
    The First Three Minutes: A Modern View Of The Origin Of The Universe is a 1997 non-fiction science book by Nobel laureate for Physics, Steven Weinberg. It discusses the first three minutes of the Big Bang.
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    Sofía Cervantes
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "I was looking for a book to read before I started Physics class in the fall. I found this book and decided to purchase it and it was an interesting read. I'd recommend it to anyone interested in the Big Bang or Physics in general."
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    #8Einstein

    Einstein

    From the author of Steve Jobs comes this extensive biography about the most influencer scientific of the 20th Century. Rebel and extraordinary icon, nonconformist, creative and full of imagination, Albert Einstein biography is a must-read one. 

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    Amy Hu
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "When searching for the best physical science books, how can one not consider a book about Einstein. Einstein: His Life and Universe is an excellent read and is getting great reviews. The book goes over Einsteins life with all his ups and downs, and leaves you inspired by the end. "
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    #9A Universe from Nothing

    A Universe from Nothing

    A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather than Nothing is a non-fiction book by theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss. It discusses the concept of how the universe was created from nothing.

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    Rachel Coleman
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "A universe from nothing is a true story about the little that we've learned about our giant universe. By Lawrence Krauss an absolute genius. He explains in great detail, how it was formed and what we we know about it so far."
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    #10Stuff Matters

    Stuff Matters

    Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World is a non-fiction book written by Mark Miodownik, first published in 2013. It won the Royal Society Science Book Prize in 2014.

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    Sharon Gomez
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "This is a great solution to the topic. Not only is it right on topic and has great reviews but it is also a new york times best selling book. The reviews for this book are really great and the majority of the reviews are giving 5 star ratings making this a great solution to the topic. "
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    #11Bomb

    Bomb

    Bomb: The Race to Build--and Steal--the World's Most Dangerous Weapon is a nonfiction science book written by Steve Sheinkin. This nonfiction science book was published on September 4, 2012 by Flash Point.

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    Micaela Ordoñez
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "I didn't realize this was more of a kid book when I picked it up at the store, but it really peaked my curiousity. I am not into science all that much, but this book kept me entertained. I really loved the history behind the atomic bomb and the discover of fission. The characters are fun and the story is suspenseful. I really enjoyed it."

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Best What are the best physical science books
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1A Brief History Of TimeBooks 37 Paid
2A Short History of Nearly EverythingBooks 34 Paid
3What If?Books 31 Paid
4The Fabric of the CosmosBooks 30 Paid
5The Hidden RealityBooks 28 Paid
6The Disappearing SpoonBooks 26 Paid
7The First Three MinutesBooks 25 Paid
8EinsteinBooks 23 Paid
9A Universe from NothingBooks 21 Paid
10Stuff MattersBooks 19 Paid
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