Some Fun Books on Physics for Schools

String Theory

  • The Elegant Universe, Brian Greene (Vintage)
  • Hyperspace, Michio Kaku (Oxford Paperbacks)
  • Superstrings, F.David Pleat (Abacus)

The Weirdness Of Time

  • A Brief History of Time, Stephen Hawking (Bantam)
  • The End of Time, Julian Barbour (Phoenix Press)
  • The Arrow of Time, Peter Coveney and Roger Highfield, (Flamingo)

Quantum Mechanics

  • In Search of Schroedinger's Cat, John Gribbin (Corgi)
  • The Odd Quantum, Sam Trieman (Princeton University Press)
  • The Meaning of It All, Richard Feynman (Penguin)
  • QED, The Strange Theory of Light and Matter, Richard Feynman (Princeton)


  • The Pleasure of Finding Things Out, Richard Feynman (Allen Lane The Penguin Press)
  • Chaos, James Gleick (Minerva)
  • The First Three Minutes, Steven Weinberg (Fontana/Collins)
  • Lucifer's Legacy, Frank Close (Oxford University Press)
  • Black Holes, John Taylor (Fontana/Collins)