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Good books?

  1. Sep 23, 2008 #1
    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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  3. Sep 24, 2008 #2


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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.
    Last edited: Sep 25, 2008
  4. Sep 25, 2008 #3


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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
  5. Sep 25, 2008 #4


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    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.
  6. Sep 25, 2008 #5

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    I finally picked that book up (after cristo recommended it for the nth time). It's good! Well written and fun to read.
  7. Oct 5, 2008 #6
    A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking and The Elegant Universe by Brian Greene are both good.
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