Physics, the Human Adventure

by Gerald Holton and Stephen G. Brush
New Brunswick (NJ): Rutgers University Press, 2001. 598 pages.

The third edition of a classic text, Physics, the Human Adventure presents the content and nature of physical science while emphasizing its history as well. As the authors explain, "Our purpose in this book is to tell the story of the major ideas that have led to our current understanding of how the physical universe functions. At the same time we also aim to show that the growth of science was part of the general development of our civilization, as it is to this day." NCSE Supporter Stephen G. Brush is Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of the History of Science at the University of Maryland.