Not surprisingly, a very fine list from the AIP’s Physicsworld website:

  • The Physics of Rugby by Trevor Davis

  • First Principles: The Crazy Business of Doing Serious Science by Howard Burton
  • Oliver Heaviside: Maverick Mastermind of Electricity by Basil Mahon
  • Atomic: The First War of Physics and the Secret History of the Atom Bomb by Jim Baggott
  • Lives in Science by Joseph C Hermanowitz
  • 13 Things That Don’t Make Sense by Michael Brooks
  • Deciphering the Cosmic Number: The Strange Friendship of Wolfgang Pauli and Carl Jung by Arthur I Miller
  • Perfect Rigor by Masha Gessen
  • Plastic Fantastic: How the Biggest Fraud in Physics Shook the Scientific World by Eugenie Samuel Reich
  • The Strangest Man: The Hidden Life of Paul Dirac, Quantum Genius by Graham Farmelo

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