Interviews with Jim Al-Khalili
Coinciding with the publication of his own ode to physics, The World According to Physics, theoretical physicist Jim Al-Khalili talks us through the books that inspired his own passion for physics, in an updated interview with Five Books.
Beyond Weird: Why Everything You Thought You Knew about Quantum Physics Is Different
by Philip Ball
Hello World: How to Be Human in the Age of the Machine
by Hannah Fry
Inventing Ourselves: The Secret Life of the Teenage Brain
by Sarah-Jayne Blakemore
The Order of Time
by Carlo Rovelli
A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived: The Human Story Retold Through Our Genes
by Adam Rutherford
Aah, the holidays! Time to lie on the grass and read the latest novel. Or are you looking for something more demanding? Physicist and popular science author Jim Al-Khalili, who has just written his first sci-fi thriller, Sunfall, suggests some highly readable science books for those who prefer their holiday reads to be nonfiction.