Register to reply

Good books?

by asc3nd
Tags: books
Share this thread:
asc3nd
#1
Sep23-08, 10:13 PM
P: 20
Im still in high school, and although our school doesn't offer any astrophysics courses, I was hoping on reading some books to learn more.
I've read the Inflationary Universe ... any other suggestions?
Phys.Org News Partner Science news on Phys.org
Sapphire talk enlivens guesswork over iPhone 6
Geneticists offer clues to better rice, tomato crops
UConn makes 3-D copies of antique instrument parts
nicksauce
#2
Sep24-08, 07:55 PM
Sci Advisor
HW Helper
nicksauce's Avatar
P: 1,276
Origins - Neil DeGrasse Tyson
The first three minutes - Steven Weinberg
Pale Blue Dot - Carl Sagan
Brief History of the Universe - Hawking

Also Bang!, Brian May's book, is fun.
malawi_glenn
#3
Sep25-08, 07:44 AM
Sci Advisor
HW Helper
malawi_glenn's Avatar
P: 4,739
A more "real" textbook on astrophysiscs would be "Universe" by Roger Freedman, older editions such as 5th fromm 2001 is good and cheap

cristo
#4
Sep25-08, 07:47 AM
Mentor
cristo's Avatar
P: 8,311
Good books?

I'll push the popular Cosmology book that I always push: The Big Bang, by Simon Singh.

By the way, I'm moving this thread to the Science Books forum.
Doc Al
#5
Sep25-08, 08:31 AM
Mentor
Doc Al's Avatar
P: 41,306
Quote Quote by cristo View Post
I'll push the popular Cosmology book that I always push: The Big Bang, by Simon Singh.
I finally picked that book up (after cristo recommended it for the nth time). It's good! Well written and fun to read.
Desh627
#6
Oct5-08, 10:35 PM
P: 40
A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking and The Elegant Universe by Brian Greene are both good.


Register to reply

Related Discussions
Good Sci Fi books Science Fiction & Fantasy 33
Good books Science & Math Textbooks 3
Good Books... Science & Math Textbooks 7
Good SAT books General Discussion 2
Good Books General Discussion 8