"The man who does not read good books
has no advantage over the man who cannot read them."

Mark Twain

Below are links to subject headings of books selected by the editors of Choice as Outstanding Academic Books. If you would like to select a specific book to give to the University Libraries, please select one from this list and write the title on the order form. If the book you have chosen is no longer available, a similar book from the same subject will be ordered.

Notable Books: Physics
A different universe: reinventing physics from the bottom down by Laughlin, Robert B.
A first course in atmospheric radiation by Grant W. Petty
Atomic physics by Foot, C. J.
Electric universe: the shocking true story of electricity by Bodanis, David
Facts and Mysteries in Elementary Particle Physics by Veltman, Martinus J. G.
Ice: the nature, the history, and the uses of this astonishing substance by Mariana Gosnell
Introducing Special Relativity by Williams, W.S.C.
Introduction to optics by Chartier, Germain
Protecting the Ozone Layer: the United Nations history by Andersen, Stephen O.
Restless skies: the ultimate weather book by Paul Douglas
Simply Einstein: relativity demystified by Wolfson, Richard
The dawn of fluid dynamics: a discipline between science and technology by Michael Eckert
The geometry of time by Liebscher, Dierck-Ekkehard
The Little Book of Time by Mainzer, Klaus
The weather makers: ow man is changing the climate and what it means for life on Earth by Tim Flanney
True Genius: the life and science of John Bardeen: the only winner of two Nobel Prizes in physics by Hoddeson, Lillian



Science and Technology

Social and Behavioral Sciences

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