Many people celebrated Pi Day (3.14) with a slice of gooey pastry. Others paid homage to the scientists who proved that it’s all relative—and they’re not alone. Carlo Rovelli’s New York Times best-seller Seven Brief Lessons on Physics proves readers have an appetite for books that explore what we know, and how we know it, about matter and motion.
Einstein: His Life and Universe, by Walter Isaacson
Isaac Newton, by James Gleick
A Life of Discovery: Michael Faraday, Giant of the Scientific Revolution, by James Hamilton
The Strangest Man: The Hidden Life of Paul Dirac, Mystic of the Atom, by Graham Farmelo