12 Best Books by the Greatest Scientists of all time.

Updated: Apr 8, 2021



1. Relativity: The Special and The General Theory by Albert Einstein


The book Relativity by Albert Einstein talks about the concept of time and space, gravity, etc. The General and The Special theory of relativity is considered the most remarkable work in Modern Physics.


Published - 1916

Rating - 4.5/5


2. The Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy by Isaac Newton


Isaac Newton in this book explained the principles of time, force, and motion in mathematical terms. Even after more than three centuries, Newton's laws are significantly used in Modern Physics.


Published - 1687

Rating - 4.6/5


3. The origin of species by Charles Darwin


Darwin's theory is one of the most recognizable works in the history of science. His discovery that all the living thing has evolved from the same ancestor through a process of natural selection is still controversial among many people.


Published - 1859

Rating - 4.6/5


4. Dialogue concerning the two chief world systems by Galileo Galilei


Galileo was the first person to provide strong evidence for a sun-centered model through his observational findings. In this book, he masterfully demonstrates the idea of the heliocentric model over Geocentric.


Published - 1632

Rating - 4.9/5


5. A brief history of time by Stephen Hawking


A brief history of time is one of the best-selling books of all time. In this book, Stephen Hawking has tried to explain the concept of the big bang, black holes, quarks, general relativity, quantum mechanics, etc. to the reader who has no advanced knowledge of physics.


Published - 1988

Rating - 4.7/5


6. My Inventions: The autobiography of Nikola Tesla by Nikola Tesla


Nikola Tesla is one of the founding fathers of Modern electrical and communication systems. His brilliant work like the development of alternating current, Tesla coil, wireless transmission, etc. has helped significantly to modern electrical and electronic sciences.


Published - 1919

Rating - 4.5/5


7. Micrographia by Robert Hooke


Robert Hooke was the person who discovered the cell, the basic building block of all living things. This book Micrographia has the illustration of insects and plants as observed through a microscope using different lenses.


Published - 1665

Rating - 4.4/5


8. The origin and development of the Quantum Theory by Max Planck


In this book, the father of Quantum Theory and Nobel Prize winner Max Planck talks about the origin and development of the Quantum theory. Max Planck's work in the field of Quantum Physics has revolutionized the whole of Physics.


Published - 1922

Rating - 4.1/5


9. Pierre Curie by Marie Curie


Marie curie has written about her husband's scientific achievements along with her own work on radiation. Both Marie Curie and Pierre Curie are Nobel laureates.

Published - 1923

Rating - 4.5/5


10. Physics by Aristotle


Aristotle was one of the most influential people of his time. His work and understanding of physics were followed by people for many centuries. This book is a must-read to understand and know historical Physics.


Published - 340 BC

Rating - 4.6/5


11. What is life? by Erwin Schrödinger


In this book Nobel laureate Erwin Schrödinger has given the theoretical description of DNA, which was not even discovered at that time. This book has helped many scientists to understand how the storage of genetic information would work.


Published - 1944

Rating - 4.6/5


12. The works of Archimedes by Archimedes


Archimedes was one of the greatest mathematicians of all time. All the ships sailing in the ocean works on the Archimedes principle. His crucial work has contributed significantly to the field of Mathematics and Physics.


Published - 1897

Rating - 4.7/5