Physics World Book of the Year

Given by Physics World

104 Works / 105 Items 37,595 Books 1,408 Reviews ½ 3.9
Physics World was launched in 1988 as the membership magazine of the Institute of Physics (est. 1874), one of the largest physical societies in the world. It is an international monthly magazine mostrar mais covering all areas of physics, pure and applied, and is aimed at physicists in research, industry, physics outreach, and education worldwide. The Physics World Book of the Year has been awarded annually since 2009.

Each year's Top 10 books and Book of the Year are listed on the Physics World Wikipedia article. See also the LT Physics World Book of the Year shortlist page.
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Todos, Winner (12), Special Mention (1), Shortlist (102)
Todos, 2019 (10), 2018 (10), 2017 (11), 2016 (10), 2015 (10), 2014 (11), 2013 (10), 2012 (3), 2011 (10), 2010 (10), 2009 (10)

Winner 12

Special Mention 1

Shortlist 102

The Demon in the Machine de Paul Davies2019
The Universe Speaks in Numbers: How Modern Math Reveals Nature's Deepest Secrets de Graham Farmelo2019
The Case Against Reality: Why Evolution Hid the Truth from Our Eyes de Donald Hoffman2019
Underland: A Deep Time Journey de Robert Macfarlane2019
The Moon: A History for the Future (Economist Books) de Oliver Morton2019
Superior: The Return of Race Science de Angela Saini2019
Einstein's Unfinished Revolution: The Search for What Lies Beyond the Quantum de Lee Smolin2019
Catching Stardust: Comets, Asteroids and the Birth of the Solar System de Natalie Starkey2019
The Second Kind of Impossible: The Extraordinary Quest for a New Form of Matter de Paul J. Steinhardt2019
Fire, Ice, and Physics: The Science of Game of Thrones (The MIT Press) de Rebecca C. Thompson2019
Beyond Weird: Why Everything You Thought You Knew about Quantum Physics Is Different de Philip Ball2018
What Is Real?: The Unfinished Quest for the Meaning of Quantum Physics de Adam Becker2018
Ad Astra de Jack Campbell2018
Hello World: Being Human in the Age of Algorithms de Hannah Fry2018
Lost in Math: How Beauty Leads Physics Astray de Sabine Hossenfelder2018
The Dialogues: Conversations about the Nature of the Universe (The MIT Press) de Clifford V. Johnson2018
When the Uncertainty Principle Goes to 11: Or How to Explain Quantum Physics with Heavy Metal de Philip Moriarty2018
The Order of Time de Carlo Rovelli2018
Treknology: The Science of Star Trek from Tricorders to Warp Drive de Ethan Siegel2018
Exact Thinking in Demented Times: The Vienna Circle and the Epic Quest for the Foundations of Science de Karl Sigmund2018
Inferior: How Science Got Women Wrong – and the New Research That’s Rewriting The Story de Angela Saini2017
We Have No Idea: A Guide to the Unknown Universe de Jorge Cham2017
Not a Scientist: How Politicians Mistake, Misrepresent, and Utterly Mangle Science de Dave Levitan2017
The Secret Science of Superheroes de Mark Lorch2017
Mapping the Heavens: The Radical Scientific Ideas That Reveal the Cosmos de Priyamvada Natarajan2017
The Death of Expertise: The Campaign against Established Knowledge and Why it Matters de Thomas M. Nichols2017
Marconi: The Man Who Networked the World de Marc Raboy2017
Hidden Figures: The American Dream and the Untold Story of the Black Women Mathematicians Who Helped Win the Space Race de Margot Lee Shetterly2017
The Glass Universe: How the Ladies of the Harvard Observatory Took the Measure of the Stars de Dava Sobel2017
Scale: The Universal Laws of Growth, Innovation, Sustainability, and the Pace of Life in Organisms, Cities, Economies, and Companies de Geoffrey West2017
Why String Theory? de Joseph Conlon2016
The Jazz of Physics: The Secret Link Between Music and the Structure of the Universe de Stephon Alexander2016
Storm in a Teacup: The Physics of Everyday Life de Helen Czerski2016
Big Science: Ernest Lawrence and the Invention that Launched the Military-Industrial Complex de Michael Hiltzik2016
Strange Glow: The Story of Radiation de Timothy J. Jorgensen2016
Cosmos: The Infographic Book of Space de Stuart Lowe2016
Spooky Action at a Distance: The Phenomenon That Reimagines Space and Time--and What It Means for Black Holes, the Big Bang, and Theories of Everything de George Musser2016
Goldilocks and the Water Bears: The Search for Life in the Universe (Bloomsbury Sigma) de Louisa Preston2016
Reality Is Not What It Seems: The Journey to Quantum Gravity de Carlo Rovelli2016
The Pope of Physics: Enrico Fermi and the Birth of the Atomic Age de Gino Segré2016
Trespassing on Einstein's Lawn: A Father, a Daughter, the Meaning of Nothing, and the Beginning of Everything de Amanda Gefter2015
Physics on your feet : Berkeley graduate exam questions, or, Ninety minutes of shame but a PhD for the rest of your life! de Dmitry Budker2015
Half-Life: The Divided Life of Bruno Pontecorvo, Physicist or Spy de Frank Close2015
Beyond: Our Future in Space de Chris Impey2015
The Water Book de Alok Jha2015
Life on the Edge: The Coming of Age of Quantum Biology de Johnjoe McFadden2015
Monsters: The Hindenburg Disaster and the Birth of Pathological Technology de Ed Regis2015
Tunnel Visions: The Rise and Fall of the Superconducting Super Collider de Michael Riordan2015
The Copernicus Complex: Our Cosmic Significance in a Universe of Planets and Probabilities de Caleb Scharf2015
Atoms Under the Floorboards: The Surprising Science Hidden in Your Home de Chris Woodford2015
Wizards, Aliens, and Starships: Physics and Math in Fantasy and Science Fiction de Charles L. Adler2014
Serving the Reich: the struggle for the soul of physics under Hitler de Philip Ball2014
Five Billion Years of Solitude: The Search for Life Among the Stars de Lee Billings2014
Plutopia: Nuclear Families, Atomic Cities, and the Great Soviet and American Plutonium Disasters de Kate Brown2014
Smashing Physics: Inside the World’s Biggest Experiment de Jon Butterworth2014
The Sound Book: The Science of the Sonic Wonders of the World de Trevor Cox2014
The Perfect Theory: A Century of Geniuses and the Battle over General Relativity de Pedro G. Ferreira2014
Stuff Matters: Exploring the Marvelous Materials That Shape Our Man-Made World de Mark Miodownik2014
Einstein and the Quantum: The Quest of the Valiant Swabian de A. Douglas Stone2014
Island on Fire: the Extraordinary Story of Laki, the Forgotten Volcano that Turned Eighteenth-Century Europe Dark de Alexandra Witze2014
Physics in Mind: A Quantum View of the Brain de Werner Loewenstein2013
The Spark of Life: Electricity in the Human Body de Frances Ashcroft2013
The Particle at the End of the Universe: How the Hunt for the Higgs Boson Leads Us to the Edge of a New World de Sean M. Carroll2013
Hans Christian Orsted: Reading Nature's Mind de Dan Ch. Christensen2013
Churchill's Bomb: How the United States Overtook Britain in the First Nuclear Arms Race de Graham Farmelo2013
Robert Oppenheimer: Inside the Centre de Ray Monk2013
The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets de Simon Singh2013
Time Reborn: From the Crisis in Physics to the Future of the Universe de Lee Smolin2013
The Theoretical Minimum: What You Need to Know to Start Doing Physics de Leonard Susskind2013
Weird Life: The Search for Life That Is Very, Very Different from Our Own de David Toomey2013
A Hole at the Bottom of the Sea: The Race to Kill the BP Oil Gusher de Joel Achenbach2012
Life's Ratchet: How Molecular Machines Extract Order from Chaos de Peter M. Hoffmann2012
Engineering Animals: How Life Works de Mark Denny2011
Quantum Man: Richard Feynman's Life in Science de Lawrence M. Krauss2011
Measure of the Earth: The Enlightenment Expedition That Reshaped Our World de Larrie D. Ferreiro2011
The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos de Brian Greene2011
Lab Coats in Hollywood: Science, Scientists, and Cinema de David A. Kirby2011
Rising Force: The Magic of Magnetic Levitation de James D. Livingston2011
Modernist Cuisine (six volume set) de Nathan Myhrvold2011
The 4 Percent Universe: Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and the Race to Discover the Rest of Reality de Richard Panek2011
Radioactive: Marie & Pierre Curie: A Tale of Love and Fallout de Lauren Redniss2011
Hindsight and Popular Astronomy de Alan B. Whiting2011
The Edge of Physics: A Journey to Earth's Extremes to Unlock the Secrets of the Universe de Anil Ananthaswamy2010
How It Ends: From You to the Universe de Chris Impey2010
Newton and the Counterfeiter: The Unknown Detective Career of the World's Greatest Scientist de Thomas Levenson2010
How to Teach Physics to Your Dog de Chad Orzel2010
Coming Climate Crisis? Consider the Past, Beware the Big Fix de Claire L. Parkinson2010
The Quants: How a New Breed of Math Whizzes Conquered Wall Street and Nearly Destroyed It de Scott Patterson2010
Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void de Mary Roach2010
The Tunguska Mystery de Vladimir Rubtsov2010
Massive: The Missing Particle That Sparked the Greatest Hunt in Science de Ian Sample2010
Lake Views: This World and the Universe de Steven Weinberg2010
The Strangest Man: The Hidden Life of Paul Dirac, Mystic of the Atom de Graham Farmelo2009
The First War of Physics: The Secret History of the Atom Bomb, 1939-1949 de Jim Baggott2009
13 Things That Don't Make Sense: The Most Baffling Scientific Mysteries of Our Time de Michael Brooks2009
First Principles: The Crazy Business of Doing Serious Science de Howard Burton2009
Perfect Rigor: A Genius and the Mathematical Breakthrough of the Century de Masha Gessen2009
Lives in Science: How Institutions Affect Academic Careers de Joseph C. Hermanowicz2009
The Physics of Rugby de Trevor Lipscombe2009
Oliver Heaviside: Maverick Mastermind of Electricity (History of Technology Series) de Basil Mahon2009
Deciphering the Cosmic Number: The Strange Friendship of Wolfgang Pauli and Carl Jung de Arthur I. Miller2009
Plastic Fantastic: How the Biggest Fraud in Physics Shook the Scientific World (Macmillan Science) de Eugenie Samuel Reich2009


Physics World was launched in 1988 as the membership magazine of the Institute of Physics (est. 1874), one of the largest physical societies in the world. It is an international monthly magazine covering all areas of physics, pure and applied, and is aimed at physicists in research, industry, physics outreach, and education worldwide. The Physics World Book of the Year has been awarded annually since 2009.

Each year's Top 10 books and Book of the Year are listed on the Physics World Wikipedia article. See also the LT Physics World Book of the Year shortlist page. (English, Member-written)
The LT Physics World Book of the Year page.
The Wikipedia list of the Physics World Top 10 books and Book of the Year. (English, Member-written)


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