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  1. Aug 23, 2017 #1

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    Serious books on math, physics and related sciences usually have covers which are quite boring and visually not very attractive. (Books that have something to do with Universe are a common exception, but when you see a few of them you have seen them all.) But sometimes, covers are really interesting and/or beautiful. Here you are encouraged to present examples of such nice covers of serious science books. Please provide either a picture of the covers or a link to the picture!

    Here are my examples:

    - Deligne et al (eds) - Quantum Fields and Strings: A Course for Mathematicians
    - The covers are a funny and smart comic
    https://www.amazon.com/Quantum-Fields-Strings-Course-Mathematicians/dp/0821820125#reader_0821820125

    - Schwartz - Quantum Field Theory and the Standard Model
    - The covers are a piece of modern abstract art
    https://www.amazon.com/Quantum-Fiel...sr=1-1&keywords=schwartz+quantum+field+theory
     
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    These are great. Very Fauvist. It looks like they were all (? most?) designed by Emil Smejkal. I don't know if that means he's the artist as well. But they're pretty neat.
     
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    I am not sure about that, given your background I think you may already be prepared. If curious, also have a look at the first post in

    https://www.physicsforums.com/threa...ifferential-geometry-series-by-spivak.666556/

    and the mentioned prerequisities (sic) in particular.

    With that said, I never read the book(s) themselves. (Such is the pleasant thing about this thread: You can judge the book by its cover. :wink:)
     
  16. Aug 25, 2017 #15

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    Best thing I've read all day!
     
  17. Aug 25, 2017 #16
    Books by A.C. Kermode on Aerodynamics have phenomenal retro covers but are really hard to come by these days. Here is my personal favourite:
    http://imgur.com/a/SnGe7
     
  18. Aug 26, 2017 #17

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    Someone is scared of formulas? :-)
     
  19. Aug 26, 2017 #18
    Haha, true. I like books like this because its like someone is telling you a story (Formulas spoil everything). :D
    I suppose it all originates from the fact that I was told things like theory of relativity as bedtime stories.
     
  20. Aug 27, 2017 #19

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    :-D
    Your parents are scientists?
     
  21. Aug 27, 2017 #20
    Actually my dad is a Biosystems Engineer and my mum is a Botanist.
     
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