Top 50 Astrophysics Books


(1) A Brief History of Time (2) Astrophysics for People in a Hurry (3) Death by Black Hole (4) Pale Blue Dot (5) Cosmos (6) Packing for Mars (7) The Universe in a Nutshell (8) The Elegant Universe (9) Parallel Worlds (10) The Fabric of the Cosmos

1. A Brief History of Time

Stephen Hawking | avg rating 4.13–373,369 ratings — published 1987


2. Astrophysics for People in a Hurry

Neil deGrasse Tyson | avg rating 4.11–143,858 ratings — published 2017


3. Death by Black Hole: And Other Cosmic Quandaries

Neil deGrasse Tyson | avg rating 4.12–36,552 ratings — published 2006


4. Pale Blue Dot: A Vision of the Human Future in Space

Carl Sagan | avg rating 4.32–65,732 ratings — published 1994


5. Cosmos

Carl Sagan | avg rating 4.34–188,178 ratings — published 1980


6. Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void

Mary Roach | avg rating 3.92–94,304 ratings — published 2010


7. The Universe in a Nutshell

Stephen Hawking | avg rating 4.15–50,693 ratings — published 2001


8. The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory

Brian Greene | avg rating 4.06–87,920 ratings — published 1999


9. Parallel Worlds: A Journey Through Creation, Higher Dimensions, and the Future of the Cosmos

Michio Kaku | avg rating 4.18–44,556 ratings — published 2004


10. The Fabric of the Cosmos: Space, Time, and the Texture of Reality

Brian Greene | avg rating 4.11–69,665 ratings — published 2003


11. A Universe from Nothing: Why There Is Something Rather Than Nothing

Lawrence M. Krauss | avg rating 3.92–58,189 ratings — published 2012


12. A Short History of Nearly Everything

Bill Bryson | avg rating 4.19–411,520 ratings — published 2003


13. Origins: Fourteen Billion Years of Cosmic Evolution

Neil deGrasse Tyson | avg rating 4.17–16,392 ratings — published 2004


14. The Grand Design

Stephen Hawking | avg rating 4.02–116,165 ratings — published 2010


15. Hyperspace

Michio Kaku | avg rating 4.11–39,737 ratings — published 1994


16. An Introduction to Modern Astrophysics

Bradley W. Carroll | avg rating 4.16–1,002 ratings — published 2003


17. Black Holes and Baby Universes

Stephen Hawking | avg rating 4.11–22,978 ratings — published 1993


18. A Briefer History of Time

Stephen Hawking | avg rating 4.20–42,978 ratings — published 2005


19. The Theory of Everything: The Origin and Fate of the Universe

Stephen Hawking | avg rating 4.12–21,551 ratings — published 2002


20. Physics of the Impossible: A Scientific Exploration Into the World of Phasers, Force Fields, Teleportation, and Time Travel

Michio Kaku | avg rating 4.07–69,182 ratings — published 2008


21. The 4 Percent Universe: Dark Matter, Dark Energy, and the Race to Discover the Rest of Reality

Richard Panek | avg rating 3.88–11,993 ratings — published 2010


22. The Physics of Star Trek

Lawrence M. Krauss | avg rating 3.83–9,259 ratings — published 1995


23. Introductory Astronomy and Astrophysics

Michael Zeilik | avg rating 4.32–456 ratings — published 1987


24. Welcome to the Universe: An Astrophysical Tour

Neil deGrasse Tyson | avg rating 4.22–6,961 ratings — published 2016


25. The Inexplicable Universe: Unsolved Mysteries

Neil deGrasse Tyson | avg rating 4.22–2,953 ratings — published 2012


26. Black Holes & Time Warps: Einstein’s Outrageous Legacy

Kip S. Thorne | avg rating 4.16–17,144 ratings — published 1994


27. The Hidden Reality: Parallel Universes and the Deep Laws of the Cosmos

Brian Greene | avg rating 4.05–40,684 ratings — published 2011


28. Just Six Numbers: The Deep Forces That Shape the Universe

Martin J. Rees | avg rating 3.94–7,315 ratings — published 1999


29. Space Chronicles: Facing the Ultimate Frontier

Neil deGrasse Tyson | avg rating 4.00–7,774 ratings — published 2012


30. Dark Matter and the Dinosaurs: The Astounding Interconnectedness of the Universe

Lisa Randall | avg rating 3.63–7,146 ratings — published 2015


31. Black Hole: How an Idea Abandoned by Newtonians, Hated by Einstein, and Gambled On by Hawking Became Loved

Marcia Bartusiak | avg rating 4.03–1,393 ratings — published 2015


32. The Black Hole War: My Battle with Stephen Hawking to Make the World Safe for Quantum Mechanics

Leonard Susskind | avg rating 4.10–13,804 ratings — published 2008


33. Big Bang: The Origin of the Universe

Simon Singh | avg rating 4.14–26,348 ratings — published 2004


34. The Science of Interstellar

Kip S. Thorne | avg rating 4.21–10,912 ratings — published 2014


35. The First Three Minutes: A Modern View Of The Origin Of The Universe

Steven Weinberg | avg rating 4.08–17,460 ratings — published 1977


36. Strange New Worlds: The Search for Alien Planets and Life Beyond Our Solar System

Ray Jayawardhana | avg rating 3.79–1,284 ratings — published 2011


37. Quantum Theory Cannot Hurt You

Marcus Chown | avg rating 3.94–2,417 ratings — published 2005


38. Wonders of the Universe

Brian Cox | avg rating 4.31–4,989 ratings — published 2011


39. Billions & Billions: Thoughts on Life and Death at the Brink of the Millennium

Carl Sagan | avg rating 4.26–27,112 ratings — published 1997


40. Einstein’s Cosmos: How Albert Einstein’s Vision Transformed Our Understanding of Space and Time

Michio Kaku | avg rating 4.21–4,783 ratings — published 2004


41. Cycles of Time: An Extraordinary New View of the Universe

Roger Penrose | avg rating 3.91–3,482 ratings — published 2010


42. Galactic Dynamics

James Binney | avg rating 4.14–96 ratings — published 1987


43. The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark

Carl Sagan | avg rating 4.26–109,808 ratings — published 1995


44. Physics of the Future: How Science Will Shape Human Destiny and Our Daily Lives by the Year 2100

Michio Kaku | avg rating 3.99–36,155 ratings — published 2011


45. The Martian

Andy Weir | avg rating 4.39–762,782 ratings — published 2012


46. Seven Brief Lessons on Physics

Carlo Rovelli | avg rating 3.94–32,798 ratings — published 2014


47. Six Not-So-Easy Pieces: Einstein’s Relativity, Symmetry, and Space-Time

Richard Feynman | avg rating 4.20–13,344 ratings — published 1963


48. The Extravagant Universe: Exploding Stars, Dark Energy, and the Accelerating Cosmos

Robert P. Kirshner | avg rating 3.71–166 ratings — published 2002


49. The Physics of Astrophysics: Volume I, Radiation

Frank H. Shu | avg rating 3.44–62 ratings — published 1991


50. The Physics of Astrophysics, Volume II: Gas Dynamics

Frank H. Shu | avg rating 3.80–49 ratings — published 1990


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