Recommended non-textbook math and physics reading

Please excuse if this is a repost. I am looking for books (not textbooks) related to math or physics for pleasure reading.

Some personal favorites I can recommend are: 1) The Golden Ratio: The Story of Phi, the World's Most Astonishing Number by Mario Livio. 2)The Calculus of Friendship: What a Teacher and a Student Learned about Life while Corresponding about Math by Steven Stogatz 3) The Edge of Physics: A Journey to Earth's Extremes to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe by Anil Ananthaswamy


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I found "Fermat's Last Theorem" by Simon Singh a good read as well.

Yan Qi Huan - 7 years ago

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Richard Feynman lectures on physics

Aejeth Lord - 7 years ago

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Ankit Chabarwal - 7 years ago

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'Gamma' by Julian Havil is excellent.

A L - 7 years ago

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How to teach Relativity to your dog by Chad Orzel. Very engaging and with occasional jokes. Also a very interesting introduction to Relativity for readers of any level (minimal Math involved).

Happy Melodies - 7 years ago

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Alice in quantumland. An allegory of quantum physics by Robert Gilmore

Ulyana Dupletsa - 7 years ago

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Thanks for the feedback.

Bry G - 7 years ago

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My personal favorites are - The Dancing Wu Li Masters by Gary Zukav ,and Edge of reason by Anil Ananthaswamy. Hope you like them!

Adithyan RK - 7 years ago

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