I couldn't get much information on this one. I am a bit skeptical, though, about any text that tries to combine science and religion. I would recommend any edition of "Tipler" and "Sears and Zemanski." They are both standard level for introductory Physics. ("Serway" is also good but I didn't look that one up.)
I think the 'history' is referring to the history of physics, but 'a nice documentary of history and physics' makes it sound more suitable as a pop sci reader than for academic study...Do you want to learn history or physics? It would be much more beneficial to study the subjects independent of each other .
Almost all university textbooks assume that you have studied physics at school, but they're also the most comprehensive when it comes to details. It might seem intimidating to learn physics from a an undergraduate university textbook, but the truth is that they're really pleasant books to read, especially if you get a colour copy (which you should!) and there won't be any awkward unstated knowledge gaps.The good thing i see in this books is that it is very noob friendly unlike some university textbooks.
Most undergraduate physics textbooks have historical mentions in them (after all, they need to specify the work that was conducted by the original scientists that lead to the conclusions you're reading about), so you won't need to worry about that. There's also specific books on the history of particular scientists and/or theories, so there is a great body of literature for it.I am going to buy this book soon because this Book looks like a nice documentary of history and physics .
I'll be honest with you, I'm not a fan of the book. Stephen Hawking clearly has a lot of interesting ideas and is a very clever man, but that book's so painful to read for anyone who isn't clued up on the physics already that you'll probably get a lot more just reading a postgraduate textbook on relativity! It's impenetrable imho.The only physics book i have read other than my own physics textbook was the "Brief history of time" .
Well, whatever. I think a 14 year-old copy of "University Physics" by Sears and Zemansky is a superior text, but suit yourself.Even if you keep religion aside there is so much introductory physics materials in this book .Most of the university type text books are way more deeper .
This looks like a book even a child can enjoy reading