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Physics of the Future – How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100, Michio Kaku, (- 2011) Look forward 100 years: what technologies do you expect to see affecting our life? Virtual reality, the … Continue reading
Science for the Curious Photographer – An Introduction to the Science of Photography, Charles Johnson, 2010 Many of us photographers make good use of our camera without really understanding how it works. This interesting, well written book will give us … Continue reading
The Tell-tale Brain – A Neuroscientist’s Quest for What Makes Us Human, V. S. Ramachandran, (- 2011) Cognitive neuroscience has advanced by leaps and bounds over the last 25 years. This fascinating book, intended for a general audience, is a … Continue reading
The Shape of Inner Space – String Theory and the Geometry of the Universe’s Hidden Dimensions, Shing-Tung Yau, (- 2010) This book about advanced mathematics is very readable, and is the best math resource I know of. Hardcover, 350 pages.
Quantum Field Theory in A Nutshell, A. Zee, 2010 Physics students will like this. Hardcover, 550 pages.
Dynamical Systems in Neuroscience – The Geometry of Excitability and Bursting, Eugene M. Izhikevich, MIT Press, 2010 This book for brain researchers is on theoretical neuroscience. It posits mathematical models for neuron electrical activity, and is not easy reading. 400 … Continue reading
The Edge of Physics – A Journey to Earth’s Extremes to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe, Anil Ananthaswamy, – 2010 A very readable story about scientists and their quests into secrets of the universe at inaccessible locations worldwide. Hard … Continue reading
The Little Book of String Theory, Steven Gubser, Princeton University Press, 2010 String theory is the ‘theory of everything’. This book is written by a Physics prof, but is very readable and entertaining. Hardcover, 150 pages.
String Theory for Dummies, Andrew Zimmerman Jones, Wiley, 2010 Here is basic particle physics for the layman. 350 pages.
Practical Digital Photomicrography – Photography through the Microscope for the Life Sciences, Brian Matsumoto, Rocky Nook, 2010 Large format, hard cover, 150 pages.