<p><BR/>Replying to:<BR/><DIV CLASS='Discussion_PostQuote'>Would it be possible to add a book syllabus as well? <br />Posted by kg</DIV></p><p>Edited to add Einstein titles suggested by derekmcd</p><p>Edited to add Leonard Susskind's The Black Hole War, which is a very interesting discussion of a key problem involving both gravity and particle physics. </p><p><strong>I hesitate to do this, but here are some books of general interest, all written by serious scientists:</strong></p><p>A Brief History of Time --Stephen Hawking</p><p>Black Holes and Baby Universes and other Essays -- Stephen Hawking</p><p>The Universe in a Nutshell -- Stephen Hawking</p><p>The Future of Spacetime -- Stephen Hawking, Kip Thorne, Igor Novikov, Alan Lightman</p><p>The Nature of Space and Time -- Stephen Hawking and Roge Penrose</p><p>The First Three Minutes -- Steven Weinberg</p><p>The Discovery of Sub-atomic Particles -- Steven Weinberg</p><p>Dreams of a Final Theory -- Steven Weinberg</p><p>The Character of Physical Law -- Richard Feynman</p><p>QED -- Richard Feynman</p><p>The Pleasure of Finding Things Out -- Richard Feynman</p><p>The Meaning of it All -- Richard Feynman</p><p>The Quark and the Jaguar -- Murray Gell-Mann</p><p>Black Holes and Time Warps, Einstein's Outrageous Legacy -- Kip Thorne</p><p>The Physics of Star Trek -- Lawrence Kraus</p><p>Beyond Star Trek -- Lawrence Kraus</p><p>Space, Time and Gravity -- Robert Wald</p><p>Three Roads to Quantum Gravity -- Lee Smolin</p><p>The Trouble with Physics -- Lee Smolin</p><p>The Emperor's New Mind -- Roger Penrose</p><p>The Road to Reality, A Complete Guide to the Laws of the Universe -- Roger Penrose</p><p>The God Particle -- Leon Lederman</p><p>Conversations on the Dark Side of Physics -- Edward Teller</p><p>Superstrings -- edited by Paul Davies and J. Brown</p><p>The Inflationary Universe -- Alan Guth</p><p>The Elegant Universe -- Brian Greene</p><p>The Fabric of the Cosmos -- Brian Greene</p><p>Relativity, the Special and General Theory -- Albert Eiinstein</p><p>The Black Hole War -- Leonard Susskind</p><p><strong>Here are some real physics texts, not for the faint of heart: (Edited to add titles)</strong></p><p>The Feynman Lectures on Physics -- Feynman, Leighton and Sands</p><p>Fundamentals of Physics, Extended -- Haliday, Resnick and Walker</p><p>Thermal Physics --Morse</p><p>Elements of Thermodynamics and Heat Transfer -- Obert and Young</p><p>Theory of Elasticity -- Timoshenko and Goodier</p><p>Fluid Dynamics for Physicists -- T.E. Faber</p><p>Supersonic Flow and Shock Waves -- R. Courant and K.O. Friedrichs</p><p>The Dynamics and Thermodynamics of Compressible Fluid Flow I.II --Shapiro</p><p>Classical Dynamics of Particles and Systems -- Marion</p><p>Classical Electromagnetic Radiation --Marion</p><p>Classical Mechanics -- Goldstein</p><p>Classical Electrodynamics -- Jackson</p><p>A Course in Theoretical Physics ( 10 volumes ) -- Landau and LIfshitz</p><p>Quantum Mechanics -- Messiah</p><p>Quantum Mechanics -- P.J.E. Peebles</p><p>The Principles of Quantum Mechanics --P.A.M. Dirac</p><p>Mathematical Foundations of Quantum Mechanics -- John Von Neumann</p><p>Relativistic Quantum Mechanics -- Bjorken and Drell</p><p>Relativistic Quantum Fields -- Bjorken and Drell</p><p>The Quantum Theory of Fields I, II, III -- Steven Weinberg</p><p>Particles, Sources and Fields I, II, III -- Julian Schwinger</p><p>Quantum Field Theory in a Nutshell --A. Zee</p><p>Modern Elementary Particle Physics, The Fundamental Particles and Forces ? -- Gordon Kane</p><p>Gravitation and Cosmology, Principles and Applications of the General Theory of Relativity -- Steven Weinberg</p><p>General Relativity -- Robert Wald</p><p>Gravitation -- Charles Misner, Kip Thorne, John Archibald Wheeler</p><p>The large scale structure of space-time -- S.W. Hawking and G.F.R. Ellis</p><p>Priinciples of Physical Cosmology -- P.J.E. Peebles </p><p>Plasma Physics -- S. Chandrasekhar</p><p>Hydrodynamic and Hydromagnetic Stability -- S. Chandrasekhar</p><p>The Mathematical Theory of Black Holes -- S. Chandrasekhar</p><p>Cosmical Electrodynamics -- Hannes Alfven and Carl-Gunne Falthammar</p><p>Methods of Mathematical Physics --Courant and Hilbert</p><p>Quantum Field Theory and Strings, A Course for Mathematicians I, II-- Pierre Deligne, Pavel Etingof, Daniel S. Freed, Lisa C. Jeffrey, David Kazhdan, John W. Morgan, David R. Morrison, and Edward Witten</p><p>Superstriing Theory I and II -- M.B. Greene, J.H. Schwartz and E. Witten</p><p>The Principle of Relativity -- Einstein, Lorentz, Weyl and Minkowski</p><p> </p><p><br /><br /> </p> <div class="Discussion_UserSignature"> </div>