stevenj: I loved this book for its humor, everyday practicality, how relatable it felt even without having a background in physics or knowledge about the pranks and experiments he conducted. read comments

briga: The sheer breadth of the ideas covered in this book is breathtaking, and there are some truly mind-bending ideas explored in this book. If you're looking for a good general science book I highly... read comments

jugad: This Pulitzer prize winning book proves the adage "Truth is stranger than fiction". Surprisingly, you don't need to know any math or much of physics / chemistry to read this one. It is the story of read comments

kaycebasques: Discusses the underlying group dynamics that influence the progress of science. read comments

wj: Cosmos by Sagan had a huge impact on how I view life's big questions. read comments

cjsuk: Learned more from that than I did doing an EE degree at university. It gets used to this day even though I bought this copy in 1995. I have the latest edition arriving today. read comments

tripu: mind-boggling introduction to (astro-)physics, modern cosmogony, etc. read comments

jordigh: It's a wonderful book, written in a very engaging style, and it shows you how mathematicians think and how they play. It shows you why we have proofs, why things go wrong, and... read comments

manifestsilence: It's somewhere between biography and science for laypeople. Almost a biography of an idea. What he wrote about the edges of science and how scientific rebels think about their fields... read comments

vishnugupta: The book with the highest signal to noise ratio. I finally understood what science is about, a way to model nature and to keep refining it to fit the observation... read comments

simon_acca: A brilliant MIT professor's reflections on the intersection between computer science, physics and philosophy. read comments

pranay01: What was interesting for me to learn was that even though he was a great scientist, he was very humane in other aspects - and you can easily relate to. read comments

paraschopra: A very interesting book that makes the claim that our universe is actually just mathematics. No physical reality exists because physics and mathematics are interchangeable. read comments

jfarlow: Kind primer on where the math comes from, as it applies to physics. Kind of a philosophical walkthrough of how math applies to physics... read comments

drivativ: Covers the kind of fundamentals of science everyone should understand. read comments

mck-: Mind-blowing primer on physics, all the way from Newtonian physics, to General Relativity, to Quantum Mechanics, to String Theory (and beyond)... read comments