Brian Cox
Book Recommendations

  • What Is Real?

    What Is Real?

    What Is Real?

    Adam Becker
    Science
    4.28 (2,369)

    Every physicist agrees quantum mechanics is among humanity's finest scientific achievements. but ask what it means, and the result will be a brawl. for a century, most physicists have followed niels bohr's copenhagen interpretation and dismissed questions about the reality underlying quantum physics as meaningless. a mishmash of solipsism and poor reasoning, copenhagen endured, as bohr's students vigorously protected his legacy, and the physics community favored practical experiments over philosophical arguments. as a result, questioning the status quo long meant professional ruin. and yet, from the 1920s to today, physicists

    Brian Cox

    It's fascinating on the history of QM, Bells theorem, Many Worlds

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  • Life Ascending

    Life Ascending

    Life Ascending

    Nick Lane
    Science
    4.11 (4,684)

    How did life invent itself? where did dna come from? how did consciousness develop? powerful new research methods are providing vivid insights into the makeup of life. comparing gene sequences, examining atomic structures of proteins, and looking into the geochemistry of rocks have helped explain evolution in more detail than ever before. nick lane expertly reconstructs the history of life by describing the ten greatest inventions of evolution (including dna, photosynthesis, sex, and sight), based on their historical impact, role in organisms today, and relevance to current controversies. who would

    Brian Cox

    a great book for many reasons

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  • Empire of the Clouds

    Empire of the Clouds

    Empire of the Clouds

    James Hamilton-Paterson
    Technology & Engineering
    4.24 (405)

    In 1945 britain was the world's leading designer and builder of aircraft - a world-class achievement that was not mere rhetoric. and what aircraft they were. the sleek comet, the first jet airliner. the awesome delta-winged vulcan, an intercontinental bomber that could be thrown about the sky like a fighter. the hawker hunter, the most beautiful fighter-jet ever built and the lightning, which could zoom ten miles above the clouds in a couple of minutes and whose pilots rated flying it as better than sex.how did britain so lose the

    Brian Cox

    a great book

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