History of Physics & Popular Works

Albert Einstein: Image and Impact
American Institute of Physics, 2004, 93 pages

Amateur Physics for the Amateur Pool Player
by Ron Shepard, 1997, 109 pages, 0.7MB, PDF

Andrei Sakharov: Soviet Physics, Nuclear Weapons, and Human Rights
by Gennady Gorelik, 2005

Being and Becoming in Modern Physics
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, 2006

The Birth And Death Of The Sun
by George Gamow, 1940, 256 pages, 16MB, PDF

The Clock and the Arrow: A Brief Theory of Time
by Claes Johnson, 2008, 326 pages, 8MB, PDF

The Dimensional Structure of Consciousness
by Samuel Avery, 1995

The Discovery of the Electron
by Kent W. Staley, American Institute of Physics, 1997

Eight Lectures on Theoretical Physics
by Max Planck, 1915, 99 pp, 1MB, PDF

Elements of Early Modern Physics
by J. L. Heilbron, 1982

Engines of Creation: The Coming Era of Nanotechnology
by Eric Drexler, 1986

Enrico Fermi: The Master Scientist
by Jay Orear and others, 2004, 171 pages, 3.8MB, PDF

The Far Horizons of Time: Time and Mind in the Universe
by H. Chris Ransford, 2015, 112 pp, multiple PDF files

Galileo and Einstein
by Michael Fowler, 2009, 198 pp, 5.2MB, PDF

Geometry and Astronomy: Pre-Einstein Speculations of Non-Euclidean Space
by Helge Kragh, 2012, 76 pp, 1.1MB, PDF

Grains of Mystique: Quantum Physics for the Layman
by T. Haberkern, N. Deepak, 2002

Hacking Matter
by Wil Mccarthy, 2004, 212 pages, 2.3MB, PDF

Hard Truths: Facing the Hard Truths About Energy
National Petroleum Council, 2007, 380 pages, 15MB, PDF

Landmark Experiments in Physics
Wikipedia, 2014, online html

Lawrence and His Laboratory: A History of the Lawrence Berkeley Laboratory
by J. L. Heilbron, Robert W. Seidel, 1989

Lawrence and the Cyclotron
by Peter Westwick, American Institute of Physics, 2009

Life, the Universe and Everything: 42 Fundamental Questions
by Roland E. Allen, Suzy Lidstrom, 2018, 54 pp, 1.7MB, PDF

Lord Kelvin
by Andrew Gray, 1908

Makers of Electricity
by Brother Potamian, James Joseph Walsh, 1909, 442 pp, multiple formats

Marie Curie and the Science of Radioactivity
by Naomi Pasachoff, American Institute of Physics, 2005

Memories of a Theoretical Physicist
by Joseph Polchinski, 2017, 151 pp, 780KB, PDF

The Nature of the Physical World
by Arthur S. Eddington, 1928

The New Physics and Its Evolution
by Lucien Poincare, 1909

One Two Three . . . Infinity: Facts and Speculations of Science
by George Gamow, 1988, 352 pages, 32MB, PDF

Physics for Entertainment
by Yakov Perelman, 1913

Preludes to Dark Energy: Zero-point energy and vacuum speculations
by Helge Kragh, 2011, 69 pp, 1.3MB, PDF

Relativity, Space-Time and Cosmology
by Jose Wudka, 2002, 178 pp, multiple PDF files

Remodeling Reality: Relativity, Quantum Mechanics, and the Modern Worldview
by Mike Corwin, 2015, 151 pp, 6.6MB, PDF

The Renaissance of Science: The Story of the Atom, Mathematics, Astronomy and Physics
by Albert Martini, 2016, 561 pp, 180MB, PDF

Selected Papers of Great American Physicists
The Bicentennial Commemorative Volume of The American Physical Society 1976

String Theory: a perspective over the last 25 years
by Sunil Mukhi, 2011, 45 pp, 430KB, PDF

Time Travel: A Brief History
Wikipedia, 2014, online html

Topology and Physics: A Historical Essay
by C. Nash, 1997, 60 pages, 630KB, PDF

Transistorized! - History of the Transistor
by Karen C. Fox, American Institute of Physics, 1999

Zeno meets modern science
by Z. K. Silagadze, 2005, 40 pages, PDF/PS