Great Popular Cosmology Books
I’ve read all these books and they have all influenced my thinking on cosmology, physics in general, and even religion and theology. So, in no particular order, I give you my reading list:
- Jazz of Physics (Alexander, Connections between music and the cosmos)
- Black Hole Blues (Levin, Real life discovery story of gravitational waves)
- A Universe from Nothing (Krauss, Speculations on Inflation & Multiverse)
- The Big Picture (Carroll, All of science, especially physics/time. My review here.)
- Wrinkles in Time (Smoot, Cosmic Microwave Background centric)
- The First Three Minutes (Weinberg, Big Bang Background)
- God and the Astronomers (Jastrow, Religion and Science)
- Our Mathematical Universe (Tegmark, Modern Multiverse and Math)
I’m also really into podcasts.
A podcast I’m helping to run through UC San Diego’s Arthur C. Clarke Center for Human Imagination is called “Into the Impossible”. Find it here.
A fun podcast that reviews science books, including several of the ones above, is called “The Book Lab Podcast”. Find it here.