Science books

Scientific books  I have read:

  1. Dialogue Concerning the Two Chief World Systems (by Galileo Galilei).
  2. The Sidereal Messenger , Letter to The Grand Duchess Christina and Letter to Castelli (by Galileo Galilei).
  3. The Science Of Mechanics (by Ernst Mach).
  4. The Analysis of Matter (by Bertrand Russell).
  5. Lectures on Elementary Mathematics (by Joseph Louis Lagrange).
  6. The nature of the physical world (by Arthur Stanley Eddington).
  7. The Expanding Universe (by Arthur Stanley Eddington).
  8. History Of Physics (by Max Von Laue).
  9. Spacetimematter (by Hermann Weyl).
  10. Not even wrong (by Peter Woit).
  11. The Trouble With Physics (by Lee Smolin).
  12. Entanglement: The Greatest Mystery in Physics (by Amir D. Aczel).
  13. Celestial Mechanics (by E. Finlay-Freundlich).
  14. Never at Rest: A Biography of Isaac Newton (by Richard S. Westfall).
  15. The Creation of the Universe (by  George Gamow).
  16. Experiment and theory in physics  (by  Max Born).
  17. Paradoxes of the infinite  (by Bernard Bolzano).
  18. The first six books of Euclid’s Elements , with introduction and commentary by Sir Thomas Heath.
  19. The Mystery of the Quantum World (by Euan J. Squires).
  20. The Ideas of Particle Physics: An Introduction for Scientists (by G. D. Coughlan and  J. E. Dodd).
  21. Introduction to Superconductivity, Second Edition ( by A.C.Rose-Innes and E.H. Rhoderick) .
  22. The DemonHaunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark (by Carl Sagan).
  23. Lost Discoveries. The Ancient Roots of Modern Science–from the Babylonians to the Maya  (by Dick Teresi.).
  24. Galileo, Science and the Church  ( by Jerome J. Langford).
  25. Unification of Fundamental Forces ( by Abdus Salam).
  26. Einstein: The Life and Times ( by Ronald W. Clark).

Scientific books  I’ve read in French:

  • La science et lhypothèse (Science and hypothesis by Henri Poincaré).
  • La Valeur de la Science ( The Value of Science by Henri Poincaré).
  • L’évolution des idées en physique (The Evolution of Physics by Albert Einstein and Leopold Infeld).
  • La théorie de la relativité restreinte et générale (Relativity: The Special and the General Theory by Albert Einstein).
  • La Physique nouvelle et les quanta (by Louis de Broglie).
  • Nouvelles perspectives en microphysique (by Louis de Broglie).
  • Les atomes (by Jean Perrin).
  • Initiations à la physique ( by Max Planck).
  • Discours de la méthodeLa Dioptrique (Discourse on the Method and Dioptrics by René Descartes).
  • L’origine des espèces au moyen de la sélection naturelle (On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection by Charles Darwin).
  • Electromagnetisme et gravitation relativistes (by Jean-Claude Boudenot).
  • Les origines de la physique moderne (The Birth of a New Physics by I. Bernard Cohen).
  • Les trois premières minutes de l’univers (The First Three Minutes: A Modern View of the Origin of the Universe by Steven Weinberg).
  • Plus vite que la lumière Faster Than The Speed Of Light: The Story of a Scientific Speculation by João Magueijo ).

  • Une Histoire de l’astronomie (by Jean-Pierre Verdet).
  • Une histoire des mathématiques : Routes et dédales  (by Amy Dahan-Dalmédico and  Jeanne Peiffer ).
  • La physique moderne et ses théories ( The new world of physics by Arthur March).
  • Du monde clos à l’univers infini  ( From the Closed World to the Infinite Universe by Alexandre Koyré).
  • Introduction à l’étude de la médecine expérimentale (An Introduction to the Study of Experimental Medicine , by Claude Bernard).
  • L’Homme, cet inconnu (Man, The Unknown , by Alexis Carrel).
  • Le hasard et la nécessité Chance and Necessity by Jacques Monod).
  • Des Atomes et des hommes ( by Louis Leprince-Ringuet).
  • La nature dans la physique contemporaine (The Representation of Nature in Contemporary Physics ,by Werner Heisenberg).
  • La science et le bon sens  ( Science And The Common Understanding  by J. Robert Oppenheimer).
  • Science et Synthèse  ( Contributions and scientific debates by Pierre Auger, Louis de Broglie ,  Werner Heisenberg ,  Julian Huxley , J. Robert Oppenheimer and others).
  • La nature de la physique  ( The Character of Physical Law  by Richard Feynman).
  • Questce que la vie ?  ( What Is Life?  by  Erwin Schrodinger).
  • Comment je vois le monde ( The world as I see it , by Albert Einstein).
  • La Science chinoise et l’Occident ( by Joseph Needham).

        — This book consists of a series of articles by Joseph Needham about the history of science in China and its relation to western countries and other cultures. Needham writes in favor of a broader recognition of the role of  the chinese civilization in the advancement of science and technology ,and in favor of a global recognition of the contribution of all cultures to the development and progress of the sciences, without diminishing the role of European nations in  the last few centuries.

  • Physique  (Physics by Aristotle).

Of course some books may be about  science as well as philosophy or history , such as the Physics of Aristotle which can be considered as belonging to  the philosophy of science , as well as to the history of science and philosophy.

To be continued …


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