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Basic Physics Basic Physics: A Self-Teaching Guide by Karl F. Kuhn
. This is a good book for self-learners, with lots of questions and problems. You don't have to know a lot of math, this book keeps the math optional. Buy this book

Fear of Physics: A Guide for the Perplexed by Lawrence M. Krauss
. The author taught "Physics for Poets" at Yale. This is a good fun nonmathematical introduction to modern theoretical physics, including scaling laws and gauge theories. Buy this book

The Cartoon Guide to Physics The Cartoon Guide to Physics by Larry Gonick, Art Huffman (Contributor)
. As the jacket copy says, "If you think a negative charge is something that shows up on your credit-card bill--if you imagine that Ohm's law dictates how long to meditate--if you believe that Newtonian mechanics will fix your car," here's the book for you. Buy this book

Physics Made Simple by Ira M. Freeman, William J. Durden
. First published in 1954, this approach to physics is a welcome relief from the standard intimidating textbooks. It features timely and engaging examples and common applications of theories, historical anecdotes of significant discoveries, and clear and contemporary graphics. Buy this book

Five Equations That Changed the World Five Equations That Changed the World: The Power and Poetry of Mathematics by Michael Guillen
. As a regular contributor to daytime's most popular morning news show and an instructor at Harvard University, Dr. Michael Guillen unravels the equations that have led to the inventions and events that characterize the modern world. The stories behind Five Equations That Changed the World are not only chronicles of science, but also gripping dramas of jealousy, fame, war, and discovery. Buy this book

The Cassell Dictionary of Physics by Percy Harrison
. This book will help you convert pounds to Newtons, so that your Martian orbiter won't go off course and wind up lost in space. A handy little reference to basic physics units, constants, nomenclature and math. Buy this book

How to Solve Physics Problems How to Solve Physics Problems by Robert M. Oman, Daniel M. Oman (Contributor)
. This book provides the foundation and background necessary to master introductory physics by solving key problems to demonstrate basic concepts and to provide practice in problem solving. Buy this book

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