Books on Physics
101 Great Science Experiments: A Step-by-Step Guide
by Neil Ardley
Bend a beam of light, discover hidden colors, construct a compass, or make your own flashlight. Try one or more of these 101 fun and exciting step-by-step experiments that are safe and easy to do at home.
DK Publishing, 1998
Albert Einstein: Physicist and Genius
By Joyce Goldenstern
Who was Albert Einstein and why is he famous? Take a look at his scientific life and check out these five experiments and activities that will help you to understand his work and concepts.
Enslow Publishers, 1995
Albert Einstein and the Theory of Relativity (age 12 and up)
By Robert Cwiklik
Meet one of the world's greatest science thinkers and the challenges that he faced. Einstein's astonishing theory of relativity transformed every aspect of physics—from the study of atoms to the study of stars. Includes glossary and topics for discussion.
Barron's Educational Series, 1987
Bill Nye the Science Guy's Big Blast of Science (age 12 and up)
By Bill Nye
Do you know why microwave ovens and lamps are like radios? Or that this book and your hands are made up of mostly empty space? Check out these fun and easy experiments to demonstrate ideas such as matter and light. Includes cool illustrations and photographs.
Perseus Publishing, 1993
Eyewitness: Energy
By Jack Challoner
Learn about energy and how we can make the most of it. Find out how magnets work, see plants bend towards light, and discover why sugar gives you energy.
DK Publishing, 2000
Eyewitness: Light
By David Burnie
Did you know that light comes as both waves and particles (but doesn't come out of a black hole)? See how light rays bend, learn how x-rays penetrate our bodies, and find out why we see rainbows.
DK Publishing, 2000
Eyewitness: Matter
By Christopher Cooper
Find out more about this stuff that makes up you and me (and even the universe). See molecules in motion, look inside a fusion reactor, and discover how the atom was split.
DK Publishing, 2000
Eyewitness: Time and Space
By John R. Gribbin and Mary Gribbin
See how time and space are measured, discover how ripples in spacetime happen, and find out how to pop through a wormhole!
DK Publishing, 2000
Ordinary Genius: The Story of Albert Einstein
By Stephanie Sammartino McPherson
Albert Einstein, one of the most influential scientists, is just like you and me in many ways. Find out more about his childhood, his excitement and frustration with his work, and the social climate he lived in. Includes black and white photos and illustrations.
Carolrhoda Books, 1997
Who Was Albert Einstein?
By Jess M. Brallier
Find out more about the real Albert Einstein in this fun and exciting illustrated biography. Einstein is one of the most brilliant human beings who ever lived, a scientist whose discoveries and theories led to the invention of TV and laser, and a humanitarian at heart.
Grosset and Dunlap, 2002