Books like A Brief History Of Time and The Black Hole War

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Books like "A Brief History Of Time" and "The Black Hole War"

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Guys can you please recommend me a good astrology book for a studnet that just finished 8th grade that is like "A Brief History Of Time" by Stephen Hawkings and "The Black Hole War" by Leonard Susskind. I like them because of their simplicity without introducing any complex math problems. I don't mind if it is really hard book, but as long as it doesn't introduce any maths that is calculus

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I really don't think you should be asking for "astrology" books here , nor are brief history of time or the black holes wars are astrology books !! ??...

but you could try
Blackholes and Timewarps: Einstein's Outrageous Legacy - Kip Thorne
Just Six Numbers - Martin Rees
The Fabric of the Cosmos Brain greene
 
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I'm sure he meant "astronomy" not "astrology." I recently read and enjoyed Simon Singh's "Big Bang: The Origin of the Universe." I second the recommendation for "Just Six Numbers." I haven't read the other two recommended by samad.kidwai but they're on my to-read pile.
 
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Yes I mean astronomy, sorry about my typo.
Thanks for the reccomendation!
 
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George Gamov, Gravity. He does give you a little taste of calculus.
 
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I love those books! Hmmm...here's a good book: The Grand Design by Stephen Hawking.
 
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I loved Gamow's 1,2,3...Infinity.

Also his Mr. Thomkins books. They are about a man dreaming he is in a world where quantum and relativistic effects are easily observable. The stories more or less alternate with the lectures that Mr. Thomkins sleeps through.
 
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Try: The Elegent Universe or The Fabric of the Cosmose by Brain Green
 
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Thanks for the recommendation guys! I'll be reading them when I have time.
 
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The Elegent Universe is a good book.

Try these two as well:

QED by Feynman
Death by Black Hole by Neil Degrasse Tyson
 
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I second hitmeoff's suggestion of Feynman's QED.

Also The First Three Minutes by Weinberg.

Brian Green is lame. Gamow's Mr Tompkins stories are cute, but dated.
 
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Psudo-related book: Flatland by Edward Abbot (a discussion of differing dimensions)
 
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Also The First Three Minutes by Weinberg.
Don't you think it's a bit outdated?

+1 for QED.
I also liked in search of the multiverse by gribbin.
 

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