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Sep23-08, 10:13 PM
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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?
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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.
Sep25-08, 07:44 AM
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A more "real" textbook on astrophysiscs would be "Universe" by Roger Freedman, older editions such as 5th fromm 2001 is good and cheap

Sep25-08, 07:47 AM
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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.
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Sep25-08, 08:31 AM
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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.
Oct5-08, 10:35 PM
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A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking and The Elegant Universe by Brian Greene are both good.

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