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Science 101: Physics

Part of the Smithsonian Institutes series on science for nonscientists. It is referred to as the "ultimate illustrated guide for nonscientists." The book contains over 250 color diagrams and photos and is written is easy-to-understand language. The major trends in physics and its subdisciplines are discussed, and real-life applications of physics such as X-rays, sound waves and CAT scans are discussed. Along with the usual topics of physics such as motion, waves, energy, light and electricity and magnetism, more "exotic' topics such as:
Einstein and relativity
Fission, fusion and the bomb
Fundamental forces of nature
Modern cosmology
Black holes
The Big Bang theory
Superstring theory

are also discussed. The book also contains a "Ready Reference" section