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  1. #1 A book about the universe 
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    I am going to the library soon, what are some good books introducing the universe and it properties, laws, and theorys?


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    Try A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking.


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    http://www.amazon.com/Universe-Nutsh.../dp/055380202X


    I read it in middle school and fully understood it; some people in the review area claim that it is hard to understand, but it really isn't.
    Of all the wonders in the universe, none is likely more fascinating and complicated than human nature.

    "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe."

    "Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence"

    -Einstein

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    And that book.
    Of all the wonders in the universe, none is likely more fascinating and complicated than human nature.

    "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe."

    "Great spirits have always found violent opposition from mediocrities. The latter cannot understand it when a man does not thoughtlessly submit to hereditary prejudices but honestly and courageously uses his intelligence"

    -Einstein

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    anything from michio kaku
    and "origins" by neil DeGrasen tyson
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    The Elegant Universe by Brian Greene
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    Quote Originally Posted by BumFluff
    Try A Brief History of Time by Stephen Hawking.
    Quote Originally Posted by Cold Fusion
    http://www.amazon.com/Universe-Nutshell-Stephen-William-Hawking/dp/055380202X


    I read it in middle school and fully understood it; some people in the review area claim that it is hard to understand, but it really isn't.
    I’ve read the second book (or as much of it as I could understand) but not A Brief History of Time.

    The first half The Universe in a Nutshell was easy to understand; in the second half, Hawking got a bit more technical.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ophiolite
    The Elegant Universe by Brian Greene
    I haven't read that book yet but I'm hoping to pick it up in the coming weeks at a bookstore around my area. Isn't it specifically about String Theory though?
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