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  1. #61
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    What is Real? by Adam Becker has been completed. What should I read next?

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    Just finished The Order of Time.

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    Just finished We Have No Idea, and I have no idea.

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    Just finished Something Deeply Hidden. I didn't get much out of it.

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    Until the End of Time by Brian Greene has been completed.

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    I have read The World According to Physics by Jim Al Khalili.

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    Below are some of the best I've read:

    the second creation
    the fabric of reality
    the elegant universe
    the inflationary universe
    a brief history of time
    the extravagant universe
    subtle is the lord
    just six numbers
    black holes and time warps
    dreams of a final theory
    the first three minutes
    the lightness of being
    from eternity to here
    longing for the harmonies
    the black hole war

    I need to read:

    relativity
    the meaning of relativity
    coming of age in the milky way
    the whole shebang
    the character of physical law
    hyperspace
    the emperor's new mind
    our cosmic habitat
    Last edited by cjackson; 2020-Apr-06 at 06:56 PM.

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    I'm currently reading Don't Be Evil by Rana Foroohar. I don't know if I will finish it. Do you know of any books on astro-economics? The study of potential alien civilization economic systems.

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    Just finished Don't Be Evil by Rana Foroohar.

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    Growth by Vaclav Smil

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    Just finished The End of Everything by Katie Mack.

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    The Smallest Lights in the Universe: A Memoir
    Book by Sara Seager

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    Have you read these? These are good ones:

    Einstein's Telescope; the hunt for dark matter and dark energy in the Universe [2010] -- Evalyn Gates

    The Birth of Time: How Astronomers Measure the Age of the Universe [2001] -- John Gribbin

    Then, just to shake things up:

    Water Music [1982] -- T.C. Boyle
    Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.

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    Just finished the Whole Shebang.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjackson View Post
    What do you think of Robert Kirshner's The Extravagant Universe?
    I will recommend this book as well.

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    Cosmic Queries by Neil DeGrasse Tyson is in the bag.

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    Just reread the Physics of Star Trek. I guess the warp drive is still a no go.

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    Beyond Star Trek by Lawrence Krauss
    Fundamentals by Frank Wilczek

    That warp drive is looking dead on arrival.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cjackson View Post
    Fundamentals by Frank Wilczek
    That looks like a good one by Nobelist Wilczek.

    “A lucid and riveting narrative of the fundamentals—what Wilczek calls ‘the central messages of modern physics,’ which are not just facts about how the world works but also ‘the style of thought that allowed us to discover them.’” —Scientific American
    Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.

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    Quantum Enigma: Physics Encounters Consciousness by Bruce Rosenblum.

    It straddles the fine line between being ultimately a scientific book, but sprinkling some esotheric ideas here and there. Loved the book.

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