I’ve just recently finished a couple of books, and thought I would make a couple of quick recommendations:
- The Physics of Star Trek: This book is perfect for people who aren’t well versed in physics, but need a reference point, such as Star Trek, to make it understandable. Numerous fascinating little nuggets, like the possibility that our universe could be a black hole in some larger universe.
- 40 Days and 40 Nights: Darwin, Intelligent Design, God, Oxycontin®, and Other Oddities on Trial in Pennsylvania: The title from this book comes from the fact that the Dover trial lasted 40 days and nights. It’s pretty much a blow by blow account of what went on in the trial and stays good until the last chapter, where it gets a little preachy. The author is Darwin’s grandson.
I recommend these and would love discussion in the comments on other peoples’ thoughts on them, as well as your recommendations.